Discovery en Espanol Celebrates The Strength And Power Of The New Generation...

Discovery en Espanol Celebrates The Strength And Power Of The New Generation Of Hispanics

This Hispanic Heritage Month, the network premieres its original production "Gen H" and a series of spots highlighting the vision and passion of young latinos as they carve new paths


MIAMI, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Discovery en Espanol celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with the premiere of its original production, Gen H (Hispanic Generation). The documentary follows three successful, young professionals living in the United States on their
journey of realizing their dreams. They are true to themselves, focused on success, Hispanics, and are being called the Generation of the New Millennium. Gen H will premiere on Saturday, September 22 at 10PM ET/ 7PM PT.

“This Hispanic Heritage Month, we decided to focus on a new generation of Hispanics that clearly influence our nation and are a source of inspiration. With the premiere of our original production Gen H and the rest of our programming lineup, we want to expose the positive force and drive of this young group that follow their own rules and that, with their hard work and vision, have the power to choose their destiny,” said Eileen Pineiro, Director of Content, Discovery en Espanol.

Gen H showcases the lives of Nina, Jose and Juan Felipe, three young innovators that have accomplished their dreams of flourishing in a
new country. The documentary follows them on their daily life, revealing the diversity of their activities and the challenges they must face every day to reach their creative and professional goals. They are:

  • Nina Johnson, a young woman of Guatemalan roots. Nina is the owner of “Gallery Diet,” an art gallery in the area of Wynwood, Miami, where she offers opportunities to up and coming talent. She is also the founder of “The Women of Wynwood,” an organization dedicated to employing women to improve the neighborhood. 
  • Jose Mendin, a talented Puerto Rican chef and entrepreneur that after making his rounds around the world, decided to take root in Miami. Co-owner of four successful restaurants, Jose was nominated for a prestigious James Beard Award for Best Chef. 
  • Juan Felipe Valencia was born in
    Colombia and immigrated to the United States as a teenager. He has accomplished a successful career composing music for television and film. He currently resides in Los Angeles and is the front man for the rock band “Old Wives Tales.”

Gen H (#genh) has a microsite that includes exclusive interviews with the protagonists, photographs and behind the scenes videos of the documentary filming.

Also, as part of the initiatives for Hispanic Heritage Month, Discovery en Espanol has created a series of spots titled “La Fuerza Hispana,” playing tribute to the passion, courage and will of latinos.

In addition, every Saturday from September 15 through October 13, beginning at 9 PM ET/ 6 PM PT, the network will air a selection of their best original productions.
Among them are: ApocalipsisMaya, 9/15; La Red Nazi en Mexico, 9/15; La Ley del Corrido, 9/22; La Ruta de la Muerte, 9/28; Deportados, 9/28; Los Hipopotamos del Capo, 10/6; Maras: una amenaza regional, 10/6; and Mujeres Traficantes, 10/13.

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Discovery en Espanol Celebrates The Strength And Power Of The New Generation Of Hispanics