Los Artistas (The Artists), Broadcast Special


Los Artistas is a broadcast documentary special that I had a chance to produce at Seattle’s PBS television station. The program tells the stories of four Pacific Northwest based Latino artists. The program consisted of stories produced by me and two of my colleagues, producers Aileen Imperian and Stephen Hegg at KCTS.

For immigrant artists, art and social justice are often intertwined. In this broadcast special of Borders & Heritage, we present stories of four Latino artists for whom art is not only a form of social expression but also a proclamation of heritage. Meet visual artist Juan Alonso-Rodríguez and poet Claudia Castro Luna as they relate the manifestation of their immigrant journeys to each of their art, folk musician Abel Rocha on keeping the music of the Mexican workers alive, and dancer and choreographer Alicia Mullikin, undeterred by perceived notions of who can be a dancer.

Borders & Heritage was a broadcast and online series that I pitched and oversaw. It featured stories of immigrant experiences and cultural heritage of people in the Pacific Northwest.