Lucky me!! I was invited to the premier of Eva Longoria’s directorial debut. The documentary, Latinos Living The American Dream was sponsored by the Pepsi Yo Sumo campaign.
In light of all recent negative media propaganda of the Latinos’ immigration status, this documentary strikes across all negative stereotypes by giving viewers a true example of who we really are. We Latino Americans are people who care about the future of our children and of our country- the United States of America.
Latinos across the nation work hard to improve their communities, they fight with all their heart and soul to protect our country with as much vigor as any other fellow American. This documentary showcases what the media has left out- Latinos who care and take pride of being American.
Eva Longoria spoke to the group at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater to share her interest in the documentary. She stated that it was her duty, as public figure, to tell our (Latino’s) story. It filled me with hope; if someone of her stature took that type of pride of her heritage, then maybe someday we would see more positive Latino images in the media.
I was able to squeeze myself at the end of the line among the many photographers that were there that evening to capture the star of the evening. My little clip below was all I managed to record:
The documentary was shown on Mun2 in late October and will be featured at colleges and schools.
Thank you LATISM for the privilege to be among so many inspiring Latinos that evening.
*I received an exclusive pass to the premiere of Latinos Living the American Dream directed by Eva Longoria which was sponsored by Pepsi Yo Sumo.
*The above review on this post is unbiased. I have not received monetary compensation to write this review, although I may have received a party favor that may or may not have been part of this review.