Cafecito Caliente has received permission from the producers at Latino Public Broadcasting to publish the series called Latino Essentials. The series which can be found on the PBS website, is a collection of unique and insightful short portraits and stories about Latinos who are serving as essential workers in a wide variety of jobs and/or services across the United States, even as the COVID 19 pandemic continues to disproportionately impact Latino and other communities of color. We will publish these one at a time and our hope is that you will watch, cheer and support those that kept America going.
The first video I watched was Melanie from Miami as she navigates teaching her students online and caring for her three-year-old daughter. What struck me was the story included how she was dealing with personal heartbreak while attempting to lead her family while providing an income. Covid for her, only added to the cliche “the struggle is real”. She lived it and continues to survive!
NOTE: MOST OF THE SHORT FILM VIDEOS ARE BETWEEN 3-7 MINUTES AND ARE WITH CAPTIONS IN SPANISH