Ilana Trachtman

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Mexico & Peru - The Black Grandma in the Closet
Part of the Series: Black in Latin America
Travel to Mexico and Peru with Professor Gates as he explores the almost unknown history of the numbers of black people brought to these countries as early as the 16th and 17th centuries.
Mariachi High
In a part of America that rarely makes headlines, there is a small town with a group of teenagers who will captivate your ears and warm your heart. MARIACHI HIGH follows a South Texas high school's top ensemble, Mariachi Halcon,…
Praying with Lior
Winner of multiple awards, PRAYING WITH LIOR asks whether someone with Down syndrome can be a "spiritual genius." Many believe Lior is close to God - at least that's what his family and community believe. He is also a burden,…
Black in Latin America
Black in Latin America is the third of a trilogy that began in 1999 with the broadcast of Professor Gates's first series for public television, Wonders of the African World, an exploration of the relationship between Africa and the New…
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