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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with kweliTV!

Here at kweliTV our mission is to highlight the beautiful diversity of culture and heritage within the Black community. As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, we want to celebrate the films on our platform that do just that. From revolutionaries in Brazil, to young boys who dream of playing soccer from Ecuador, these stories piece together a beautiful mosaic of Afro-Hispanic experiences from across the globe. Check out these and and plenty more in our Caribbean and Latin America section!


Shirley leaves the city to live in a small seaside town with her elderly grandmother. When Jeison, a researcher, arrives to study the trade winds, they embark on a journey together to confront life and death. (Viewer Discretion: Mature Scenes)


Through its central love triangle, the sun-lit movie addresses the alienation and discrimination black Mexicans face within their own homeland. “La Negrada” (Black Mexicans) is the first Mexican fictional film about the Afro-Mexican community, filmed entirely with people from different towns around the Costa Chica in Oaxaca. (Viewer Discretion: Strong Language)


In response to the brutal execution of Rio de Janeiro city councilor Marielle Franco, the 2018 elections turned into the biggest political upheaval led by Black women that Brazil has ever seen. In all states, Black female politicians stood against the growth of fascism in the country. In Rio de Janeiro, Mônica Francisco, Rose Cipriano, Renata Souza, Jaqueline de Jesus, Tainá de Paula, and Talíria Petrone applied for the positions of state and federal representatives aiming for political renewal. The documentary follows these women in their campaigns in 2018, showing that a new way of doing politics in Brazil is possible.


DreamTown is a documentary about the precarious dream of a young Afro-Ecuadorian soccer player, Anibal Chala, as he strives to make it to the professional leagues, and eventually sees his dreams become reality. This coming-of-age story follows Anibal over the span of six years, from the youth minor leagues until he secures a place on Ecuador’s First Division team, ranking among the country’s top 10 players at the young age of 17.


A man and his son move from the Pacific coast of Colombia to Cali, but have a difficult time adapting to the city. When his son is killed, the father must go through the hard process of grief while trying to find roots in a place that does not belong to him.


Millie and the Lords is a story of Milagros Baez, a Puerto Rican woman in Spanish Harlem whose life is transformed when she discovers the Young Lords Party. Incorporating original presentations from the founding members of the Young Lords party with a deeply emotional story written by Jennica Carmona, Millie and the Lords is an inspiring motion picture about one woman’s journey from isolation and helplessness to strength and power. Millie and the Lords incorporates documentary material and inventive cinematography that horns the legacy of the Young Lords Party, a Puerto Rican Revolutionary group that fought for civil rights for Puerto Ricans during the 60s and 70s.