Gael García Bernal is one of Mexico’s biggest Hollywood exports — known for such films as Babel, The Motorcycle Diaries, and Y Tu Mama Tambien. His box-office and critical success has allowed him to pick his share of projects. It’s a luxury he uses wisely. With a passion for social and political justice, Gael raises awareness about human rights issues in his work behind the camera as a producer and director. Now he takes a closer look at the violence now plaguing his native Mexico in his latest film, Miss Bala.
Maria Hinojosa sits down Garcia Bernal to talk about his career and recent work in Washington DC, where he was awarded the 2011 Human Rights Award for his work on telling “Migration and Development: Stories that make a difference” by the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA.)
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For many Latinos, mental health was once a taboo subject. But in the 1970’s, Dr. Concha Saucedo Martinez did her part to change that by founding the Instituto Familiar de la Raza in San Francisco’s Mission District. Dr. Saucedo revolutionized mental health practices by providing her clients with spiritual and culturally sensitive workshops and services. More importantly, she made therapy and psychiatric care more accessible and affordable to the Latino community in San Francisco.
Reporter Robynn Takayama profiles Dr. Concha Saucedo Martinez, as part of our series on Latinos and health.
Latino USA’s year-long look at Latinos and Health is made possible by funding from Pfizer Helpful Answers®, a family of patient assistance programs for the uninsured and underinsured who need help getting Pfizer medicines.
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