The DIGICOM Learning Latino Showcase

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Introduction

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Speck of Sunlight

Carlos Cruz, a student at Desert Hot Springs High School, created this video to show that even though most people assume that living with a sibling with special needs is difficult, his little sister is the light of his day.

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Abuela

Natalie Segura recounts the impact her late abuela had on her — from her day-to-day consideration for her family to her ability to stay stong in the face of adversity.

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Regrets

Antony Trujillo shares his personal story of regret resulting from the last words he shared with his father who anbandoned him and his family.

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Our Story

Three middle school students, born in Mexico, recount the challenges and ultimate success they experienced as students in their new desert community, Palm Springs.

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Bracero

This short documentary looks at the difficult life of braceros, or farm laborers, and their fight for fair treatment.

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Real Boy

Jasmin (Jay) Delgado details his struggle with his gender identity and the pursuit of happiness.

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Narrow Door

Antonio and his group of volunteers go out and give a free lunch to less fortunate familes in Thermal, Calif.

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Dear Mr. President

Samantha writes an open letter to president Trump expressing how her family deserves to live in America just as much as everyone else.

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On My Way

Clarissa Ayala details her journey from graduating high school to going to college to study journalism.

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Snickers

Mr. Ellingson isn’t himself when he’s hungry in this parody of the famous snickers commercial.

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Giddy Up

Cathedral CIty High School students Daniela Gonzalez, Paola Granillo, and Itzel Tolama, under teacher Tom Buck, tell the endearing story of Francisco Granillo and how he cares for his horses.

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Can I Get a #1

A larger-than-life high school student shows that appearances are not as important as society would make us believe in this lighthearted, quirky short film.

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Push Through

This narrative film tells the story of a boy, Luis, who won’t let an injury stop him from following his dreams of being an athlete.

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Ghetto Kids

Danielle Acosta shares her frustration with the stereotypes and labels placed upon her high school in the Desert Hot Springs area.

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Step Into My World

This short film profiles Alejandro, a young man who grew up with a difficult upbringing and learned to dance away his troubles, finding his true talent and passion along the way.

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Anxious for Graduation

Nora Duenas describes her personal journey growing up with constriction band syndrome. After 13 surgeries and a prosthetic leg in the making, she is ready to walk at graduation with the rest of her peers.

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Beauty in the City

Antony Trujillo created this video to show how his home town currently has a reputation of being a crime-centered city and explains how that is changing through the arts.

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Maria, More Than a Dream

A passionate teacher who strives to inspire her students shares her personal fears of being affected by the government’s proposed cancellation of the DACA program.

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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo is an artist that expresses her deepest thoughts in her art. This film looks at her inspiration and motivation expressed through her own words.

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Folklorica

Yesenia Rodriguez shows the importance of dance in latino culture by showcasing the Grupo Folklorico Tonantzin and how it started.

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Undercover Sup EP.2

Superintendent Scott Bailey goes on another undercover mission, this time at transportation services.

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