The Latino Traditions project consists of a multimedia website that focuses on Latin American folkloric traditions as seen though the eyes of immigrants who practice them. The website highlights three different aspect of Latin American folklore through three short documentaries and a series of stand alone interviews with the participants. These interviews add and deepen the stories told through the short documentaries.
The immigrants in these stories come from Mexico, Chile and Colombia; they illuminate different aspects of Latin American folklore, but they also share a struggle to retain their traditions as a means to re-connect with their homeland, teach their children Spanish and educate the general public about the diversity of Latin American culture. It’s a two-step process that reminds them of how far away they are and yet how close they can be.