Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2004
Latino Public Broadcasting is proud to be associated with "Discovering Dominga" and producer Patricia Flynn, winner of Best Documentary in Film Award at the 19th Annual Imagen Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel last night.
ÂWhen LPB decided to contribute financially to "Discovering Dominga," we never thought it would become such a success on public television and in the festival circuit,Â said Luca Bentivoglio, executive director of LPB.
ÂThis award validates our mission, which is to support quality programming and independent producers with great stories that address the Latino experience in the U.S.,Â added Edward James Olmos, chairman of Latino Public Broadcasting.
"Discovering Dominga" is a documentary about Denese BeckerÂs journey of self-discovery. She decided to return to the Guatemalan village where she was born to find her roots which turn out to be filled with harrowing revelations. Denese, born Dominga, was nine when she became the sole survivor of her family after a massacre of Maya peasants. Two years later, she was adopted by an American family. In "Discovering Dominga," Denese's journey home is both a voyage of self-discovery and a political awakening, bearing searing testimony to a hemispheric tragedy and a shameful political crime.
Latino Public Broadcasting supports the development, production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural television that is representative of Latino people or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans. These programs are produced for dissemination to the public broadcasting stations and other public telecommunication entities. By acting as a minority consortium, LPB provides a voice to the diverse Latino community throughout the United States.
The goal of LPB is to create a structure and process that allows Latino artists, the public broadcasting resources, community, government and the private sector to bring their resources and creativity to the service of the public. LPB has funded more than forty projects for public television since its creation in 1998. LPB is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private, non-profit corporation created by Congress in 1967. The mission of CPB is to facilitate the development of, and ensure universal access to, high-quality programming and telecommunications services. It does this in conjunction with non-commercial educational telecommunications licensees across America.
Media Relations Coordinator
Latino Public Broadcasting
Phone 323.466.7110 ext. 5
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