'Latina Confessions' Documentary Shared At Hartwick

September 28, 2012

Hartwick College will host a video presentation titled "Latina Confessions (What does it mean to be Latina in the U.S.)" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 11 in the Celebration Room of Shineman Chapel House on the College campus. The presentation is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Louis E. Perego Moreno (Tio Louie) is a motivational speaker and documentary filmmaker. He was featured as one of New York's "Top 25 Latinos" by El Diario de la Prensa for his community work and was most recently interviewed concerning minority stereotypes in the U.S. Media.

For more than 15 years, Moreno has incorporated his documentaries in presentations at colleges and universities throughout the United States. For 30 years, he has been recognized nationally as a Latino multimedia-maker and educator who produces documentaries, television programming and advertising commercials featuring Latinos, Blacks, Women, Urban Youth and LGBT.

His greatest accomplishment as an educator was training 1,500 Latino and Black inner city youth over the course of a 10-year period to produce 70 documentary shorts on social, public and mental health issues, as well as featuring positive role models reflective of their community.

After the 60-minute documentary feature is shared, the screening will be followed by an interactive Q&A discussion.

The event has been organized by Latin American-Caribbean studies (LACS) and is sponsored by LACS, Women's Studies and the Language Department at Hartwick College.

For more information on the lecture, contact Dr. Esperanza Roncero, associate professor of spanish, at 607-431-4849 or at

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