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 celebrates their independence on September 16th, and Chile celebrates 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 beautiful cultures.
Kanopy allows you to stream movies including the Criterion Collection, The Great Courses series, award-winning films, major studio releases, independent cinema, acclaimed documentaries and more. Enjoy 15 videos per month (resets on the 1st of each month), plus unlimited streaming of The Great Courses. After logging in with your library card number, create an account in Kanopy using Google, Facebook, or an email address. For unlimited streaming of kids' movies and TV shows, check out Kanopy Kids., opens a new window
Find some of these films in the Hispanic Heritage Month collection: