Event showcased achievements of extraordinary U.S. Latinas in HBO documentary
April 11, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DishLATINO, with HBO Latino and the Hispanic Women's Network of
, underscored its commitment to support Hispanic communities in the U.S. by sponsoring an exclusive screening of HBO's "
" yesterday in
"DishLATINO was thrilled to host a film event that featured the rich, poignant stories of U.S. Latinas with viewing audiences," said
, DISH's vice president of Latino marketing. "We look forward to delivering '
' to millions of households across the country when the episode makes its television debut next week on HBO Latino. We are proud to play a small role in the enrichment of our nation's thriving Hispanic community."
As the latest installment of the award-winning "Habla" documentary series, "
" takes a uniquely Latina view of life by exploring the attitudes, perspectives and accomplishments of 16 exceptional Latin women living in the U.S. Notable individuals highlighted include actress
, Olympic boxer Marlen Esparza, chef
, comedian Rosemery Almonte and poet-activist Caridad de la Luz "La Bruja."
"At a time when Latinos have taken center-stage throughout all industries and in all aspects of our country's success, 'Habla Women' could not have come at a better time," said
, director of the documentary. "I only wish I could have included more stories, as I was so inspired by each and every woman portrayed."
Held at the Angelika Film Center, the screening was attended by Ferreras, as well as co-director
, the profiled Olympic boxer. The Hispanic Women's Network of
was also honored for its outstanding contributions to the state's Hispanic community.
DishLATINO will broadcast "
" nationally on HBO Latino (ch. 309) at
Thursday, April 18
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