Maria Moreno. Photo Credit: George Ballis/Take Stock Images of Change PBS—VOCES, the acclaimed Latino Public Broadcasting documentary series exploring Latino arts, culture and history has announced its Season Five lineup which will air on PBS this fall. CDP grantee Laurie Coyle’s film ADIOS AMOR: THE SEARCH FOR MARIA MORENO (2018) will air on September 27, 2019 at 10:00pm. In ADIOS AMOR, the discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot—Maria Moreno, a migrant mother driven to speak out by her twelve children’s hunger. Years before Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta launched the United Farm Workers, Maria picked up the only weapon she had—her voice—and became an outspoken leader in an era when women were relegated to the background. The first farm worker woman in the US to be hired as a union organizer, Maria’s story was silenced, and her legacy buried—until now.
PBS, Friday, September 27 at 10:00 pm
For details on the broadcast, visit the VOCES Homepage. More information about ADIOS AMOR can be found at https://www.adiosamorfilm.com/. This project is supported by a California Documentary Project (CDP) grant.