“I can understand the discomfort. It’s a hard story,” Bosch said. “But our telling of it was designed to stir debate, not to rub anybody’s nose in anything. It was always designed to be viewed in the context of an America that is, indeed, welcoming. An America where Latinos have found a land of opportunity and have realized equality, freedom, democracy and the aspiration to the better life.”
I’ll be tuning in on Tuesday to watch “Latino Americans” again with those intentions in mind — and hoping to have a different experience, within the frame of reference the film’s creators say they attempted.
Esther J. Cepeda is a columnist for the Washington Post Writers Group. She can be reached at email@example.com.