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Voces Vivas

April 16 2011 - December 31 2014

Visitors to LA Plaza have an opportunity to experience Voces Vivas, an original short-film series featuring interviews with a broad spectrum of Mexican Americans. These films expand on the LA Plaza experience, personalizing Mexican American history through the individual stories of the interview subjects and bring to light a rich and sometimes controversial history.

 This series contains over 50 films each running 4-5 minutes in length. Approximately half of the films are playing continuously at various kiosks throughout the first floor of the exhibit, LA Starts Here!

In addition, selected films are continuously being played in the Voces Vivas gallery in the LA Starts Here! exhibition. Some notable interviews include:

 Moctesuma Esparza - Award winning film producer, entertainment executive, and community activist

 Dolores Huerta - Civil rights activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union

 Gloria Molina - LA County Supervisor 1st District

 Edward James Olmos - Actor and director

 Sandra Romero - Social Activist and owner of Mama's Hot Tamales

 Esteban Torres - Former Congressman from California's 38th District

 Luis Valdez - American playwright, writer and film director