The Seeds They GrowFilmmaker David Gonzalez profiles his father and stepmother who have contracted COVID-19.
AstridAstrid finds a job cleaning subway cars at the peak of the pandemic in New York City.
A Pescador in the Town (Spanish Captions)Meet Pancho Pescador, an artist who spends his pandemic-era days bringing art to Oakland.
All Around Us (Spanish Captions)Journalist Maria Hinojosa discusses her reporting on the pandemic’s effect on Latinos.
Chelsea: An Essential City (Spanish Captions)Meet a councilwoman and a sanitation worker who are keeping the city of Chelsea running.
Growing in the Shadows (Spanish Captions)Anel Medina is a nurse and one of 200,000 DACA recipients classified as essential workers.
Night Shift (Spanish Captions)Dulce Bueno is an EMT who works long nights during the difficult days of the pandemic.
Still Standing (Spanish Captions)Melanie navigates teaching her students online and caring for her three-year-old daughter.
Todos Unidos y Yo (Spanish Captions)After his business declined, Alfonzo began a program that brings food to people in need.
About Latinos Are Essential
Latinos Are Essential is a collection of unique and insightful short portraits and stories about Latinos who are serving as essential workers in a wide variety of jobs and/or services across the United States, even as the COVID 19 pandemic continues to disproportionately impact Latino and other communities of color.