The United States has dramatically changed through the years in many aspects: technology, work force, structure and population.
In 1950 there was only one Latino for every fifty inhabitants. By 2050, there will be one Latino for every three.
This is an important change that allows us to state that the United States is indeed a country of immigrants, a place where different cultures mingle and contribute to the country’s development.
In the past few weeks, in the election campaign, the debate on immigration has caused a lot of controversy. As a matter of fact, Donald Trump’s statements have devalued, in a way or another, the contribution that immigrants have made to the United States.
This situation has motivated many leading figures to remind Americans who most of the immigrants are and what they have given to the nation.
For example, magnate Tommy Mottola is behind the production of a documentary about the power of Latinos in the music world: “The Latin Explosion: A New America”.
The initiative encouraged many talented artists to participate in the documentary by giving their testimony. Who appears in this documentary? Super stars such as Shakira, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, JLo, Marc Anthony, Pitbull, Sofía Vergara, Thalía and the singer whose tickets for his last two concerts at the MSG were sold out, Romeo Santos. All of them are great icons of the music, film and television industries.
In addition to that, the documentary is also a journey to the past, since the stories of singers like José Feliciano, Rita Moreno, Carlos Santana, Cheo Feliciano, Celia Cruz, and Gloria and Emilio Estefan are included in the film.
Directed by Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neil for HBO, the documentary highlights the influence of the Latin people in the music world and in the American market.
Lots of people have already watched the trailer, and they cannot wait until November 16th to get to enjoy the rest of the documentary.