Latinas Tell It All in HBO's Habla Women
(Above: Panelists, led by moderator Alberto Ferreras, far right, take questions from remote attendees at the recent screening of HBO Latino's Habla Women.)
Recognizing HBO Latino's tenth anniversary, Turner Diversity & Inclusion and the CNN Diversity Council invited Time Warner employees in New York and, via simulcast, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Miami to a live screening of the latest installment of HBO Latino's groundbreaking "Habla" series, Habla Women.
CNN correspondent Rosa Flores and Lucinda Martinez, VP of Multicultural Marketing at HBO, opened the event and introduced the film. The documentary was followed by a panel discussion featuring: Peggy Robles-Alverado, film subject; Trina Bardusco, Executive Producer; Kadine Anckle, film subject; Chrissie Hines, Executive Producer, HBO; and Creative Director Alberto Ferreras (pictured below L-R).
Habla Women features a diverse group of Latinas telling some of their most inspiring and moving personal stories. Directed by Ferreras, the film covers such topics as domestic violence, immigration, education and Latino culture, and how they intersect in the lives of Latina women.
The documentary featured interviews with El Diario la Prensa CEO Rossana Rosado, discussing her experience as an eight year-old working in her grandmother's bodega and her early experiences in newsrooms; Food Network chef Daisy Martinez discussing her grandmother's Sunday church meals, Olympic boxer Marlen Esparza's stories of struggling to succeed; and NASA planetary geologist Adriana Ocampo's path to professional success.
The film also featured Cosmopolitan Latina's Denise Bidot, actress Gina Rodriguez, poet and activist Caridad de la Luz, comedian Rosemery Almonte and host of other inspiring women with unique takes on Latino culture.
See a promo clip of Habla Women below and look for it exclusively on HBO Latino: