24/7 Miami blogger
You may be Cuban, Colombian, Puerto Rican or Honduran. It doesn’t matter where you are from. If you have any Latin roots, YOU MUST SEE THIS DOCUMENTARY! If you have no Latin roots whatsoever, YOU MUST SEE THIS DOCUMENTARY!
HBO and Timothy Greenfield Sanders have put together an incredibly thoughtful and emotionally provocative description of what it means to be successful and Latino in America. This film is encouraging and uplifting. It’s the kind of film that makes you want to leave the theater, hop on a plane to Nepal, climb to the top of Mt. Everest and scream out to the world “I DID IT”!!!
These are feelings and motivations that transcend racial or ethnic boundaries. This film is a winner.
The premier was held at the Colony Theater in South Beach on Lincoln Road, as blogger for 24/7miami we were fortunate enough to meet the director Mr. Sanders, and the outstanding cast members such as home town legends Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Armando Christian Perez, (you know him as Pitbull), was also scheduled to attend. If he was there, however, he must have slipped past my radar because I didn’t see him. I did see him in the film, though. Surprisingly articulate, Pitbull made me want to stand up and cheer for Cuba, (and I’m not even Cuban).
Apart from the known names in the film, a few unknown names really moved me. One in particular was Lieutenant Colonel Consuelo Kickbusch of the US Army (retired). Lt. Colonel Kickbusch was the highest ranking Hispanic woman in the US Army’s combat support field. It was her description of the support she received from her mother, however, that had a deep impact on me. I almost felt as though my own mother was speaking directly to me …encouraging me…supporting me.
One thousand pages of blog is not enough to describe this movie. So I will sum it up for you: SEE THIS FILM!!!
Tune in September 28-29 on HBO for the film