This film is hosted on Films on demand. UCF purchased a perpetual file, and this is for archival purposes.
By 2035, Latinos will represent 35% of the U.S. population. How will this impact America’s political, social, economic and cultural future? Whatever the current political climate and the desire to build huge walls, immigration has always played an important role in the history of the United States. And Latinos in particular are not becoming Americans like the immigrants before them... They have always been neighbours and share a long history with the U.S.
As recently as 2012, Latinos as a group had overwhelmingly voted for President Obama and thus given him a second term in office. That day, Latinos as a unified demographic, demonstrated that they could soon become a political weight to be reckoned with.
This film was shot in the run-up to the 2016 elections. We wanted to find out to what extent Latino influence had already changed the identity and economic structure of the country...
A word about the author/director: Roxanne Frias has made a number of documentaries on the U.S., among them Made in Chicago, The Making of Barack Obama.
Frias, Roxanne, "Latino: The Changing Face of America" (2016). Archival Copy of Videos. 3.