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Spanish language PBS documentaries online

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In the last couple of weeks, I've run across a few documentaries on my local PBS station that happened to cover a wide range of topics involving Latin American culture, all of which include a substantial amount of Spanish dialog. I thought others studying Spanish on DuoLingo might be interested too.

One is an episode of a show called Arts in Context that is a short documentary about a non-traditional rap duo called Somos Krudas, originally from Cuba: http://www.klru.org/artsincontext/episode/somos-krudas/

An episode of the show POV showed a documentary called "Tea Time" which is about five Chilean women who have been getting together regularly for tea for the last 60 years. I've only started watching this one and I'm finding the accents or dialect a bit harder to follow, but it seems interesting enough so far: http://www.pbs.org/pov/teatime/full.php#.VcGm5P5Vikp

Finally, Frontline broadcast an episode entitled "Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty." It's by some journalists who tried a couple of years ago to track down and interview the infamous Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" Guzman, before he was captured and sent to prison for the second time and before his subsequent (recent) escape. Note, the subject matter includes a lot of violence and some of the footage is quite graphic, so it's definitely not for everyone: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/drug-lord/

Anyone have any other interesting Spanish-language documentaries to recommend?

3 years ago



I just watched Tea Time a few nights ago. The accent took a while for me to settle into as well, but it was interesting viewing, and really good listening comprehension practice thanks to all the cross-talk!

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This is a great idea. I will give it a shot. Thanks! Lingot!

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THANKS! I will enjoy watching some of these documentaries.

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Thanks for the information! Have a lingot!

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Lingots for you. These are all excellent recommendations. Thank you.

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