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September 15, 2023

NHMC Celebrates Latinos Stories Making Waves

Eiichiro Oda’s best-selling manga is now live-action! One Piece tells the story of the young pirate captain, “Monkey D. Luffy,” played by Iñaki Godoy. Monkey D. Luffy sets out with his crew of Straw Hats to discover oceans unknown and hope to find the mythical treasure known as “One Piece.” In doing so, Monkey D. Luffy hopes to be named Pirate King. 

The Straw Hats are played by Mackenyu, Emily Rudd, Jacob Romero Gibson, and Taz Skylar. One Piece features even more stellar talent with Vicent Regan, Morgan Davies, Aidan Scott, Armand Aucamp, among others. 

With the quick success of the first season, a second season is already underway. One Piece is available for streaming now. 

Video: Netflix

Fans of luchador wrestling will be excited to know that one of its legends finally has their own film! Cassandro,  follows the true story of the ''exotico'' character created by Saúl Armendáriz (Gael Garcia Bernal), the gay amateur wrestler from El Paso who rose to international stardom as the ‘Liberace of Lucha Libre’.

Cassandro stars Gael Garcia Bernal,  Bad Bunny, Roberta Colindrez, Perla De La Rosa, Joaquín Cosio, Raúl Castillo, Yavor Vesselinov, Robert Salas and many more Latino creatives.

Roger Ross Williams directs this true story based on the life of Mexican wrestler Saúl Armendáriz. Cassandro is available for streaming Friday, September 22nd.

Video: Prime Video

José Hernández, a Mexican migrant farm worker, dreamed of exploring space. A Million Miles Away, tells the  story of José’s  unwavering dedication to pursue his dreams and is an example of the achievements Latinos have made, given the opportunity. This true story follows his journey of becoming an engineer and astronaut for NASA, and the making of another U.S. Latine historical figure. 

Michael Peña plays engineer and astronaut José Hernández. Peña is joined by Rosa Salazar as his wife, Adela. A Million Miles Away’s cast also features Bobby Soto, Sarayu Blue, Julio Cesar Cedillo, Veronica Falcón, and many more. The film is written by Bettina Gilois and directed by Alejandra Márquez Abella. 

A Million Miles Away is available for streaming now. 

Video: Prime Video
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