September 15th kicks off the 30-day celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The
observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson
and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a month-long period
starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. The significance of these dates
lie within the anniversary of independence from the Spanish Empire for Costa Rica, El
Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua back in 1821. In addition, Mexico celebrated
their independence on September 16th, and Chile celebrated theirs on September 18th.
During this month-long celebration, Kanopy will be honoring the histories, cultures,
and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the
Caribbean, and Central and South America through our favorite medium – film and TV.
With content from Hispanic directors, writers, and actors throughout Kanopy’s Hispanic Heritage
catalog, this collection is sure to offer you a fresh perspective on these
In recognition of #HispanicHeritageMonth, Lewisboro Library would like to present this collection of narrative and documentary films honoring the Hispanic community. To view these titles with your library card, go to www.kanopy.com/category/65202.