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When Luis A. Miranda Jr. left Puerto Rico for New York City in the 1970s, he had big dreams, but little did he know how far he’d go. ‌

Siempre, Luis follows Miranda over the course of a year as his devotion to family and country propels his insatiable appetite for empowering his fellow Latinos. With humor and heart, the documentary dives into Miranda's campaign to mitigate the devastation of Hurricane Maria in his homeland by tirelessly organizing relief efforts and managing the logistics behind bringing his son Lin-Manuel Miranda’s award-winning production of Hamilton to the island. ‌

Welcoming audiences into the man's passionate, patriotic, family-focused world, Siempre, Luis ultimately tells the story of a proud American whose lifetime dedication to community and fatherhood has rendered him an unstoppable force of nature.

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Scenes From Siempre, Luis

Watch clips from the film that explore Luis A. Miranda Jr's life and mission.

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Hurricane Maria

Lin-Manuel Miranda and his father reflect on the aftermath of the hurricane that devestated Puerto Rico.

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Empowering Voters

Luis A. Miranda Jr. addresses the importance of voting and how Puerto Ricans can affect change.

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Curbing Anxiety

In a candid car conversation, Lin-Manuel Miranda asks his father how he's handling the stress that comes with bringing Hamilton to Puerto Rico.

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The Sound of Music

Luis A. Miranda Jr. fulfills a "bucket list" item by recreating "Do-Re-Mi" from The Sound Of Music in his own unique way.

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A Siempre, Luis Conversation

Director John James, Luis A. Miranda Jr. and his son Lin-Manuel have a virtual conversation about the impact of Miranda's activism and the themes of the film.

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Culture Closeup

At the United Palace Theater in Washington Heights, Luis A. Miranda, Jr. sits down with son Lin-Manuel to discuss how he traded a career in psychology for a life in politics and how he'd like to be remembered.

The Latinx Diaspora in NYC

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‌To celebrate the rich history of the Latinx community, HBO commissioned a mural in Washington Heights, NY that tells the story of the Latinx diaspora in New York City from the late 1800s until now. Inspired by Siempre, Luis, local Latinx artists Carlos J. Martinez, Dister, Danny Peguero and Carla Torres brought four historical time periods to life, each contextualized by audio from historian Johanna Fernández, PhD.

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Watch NowMural 1: The Early Diaspora (1890s - 1940s)
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Watch NowMural 2: The Diaspora and the Community (1960s - 1970s)
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Watch NowMural 3: The Voices of the Diaspora (1980s - 1990s)
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Watch NowMural 4: The New Diaspora/Hurricane Maria (2000s - today)

Siempre, Raising Our Voices

 

HBO partnered with When We All Vote, Black Women’s Blueprint, and Hispanic Federation to create a civic engagement mentorship series inspired by​ Siempre, Luis and Luis A. Miranda, Jr.’s impact.

How To Use Your Voice Without A Vote

Youth engagement expert Jamira Burley and 17-year-old high school student and activist Gabrielle Forbes join Stephanie L. Young, Managing Director for Communications, Culture & Partnerships for When We All Vote, to discuss how young Americans can organize their community, even before they can legally vote.

The Black Women’s Master Class

In these master classes, hear from incredible Black​ and​ Afro-Latinx​ ​women who have dedicated their lives to creating spaces for unheard voices and are leading the charge to ensure that Black people get free.

Hispanic Federation

In a conversation moderated by journalist Maria Hinojosa, activists Frankie Miranda (President, Hispanic Federation), Maria Gabriela “Gaby” Pacheco (Program Director, TheDream.US), and Mónica Ramírez (Co-Founder, The Latinx House) provide practical advice and motivation for aspiring activists learning how to think outside the box and create lasting change without sacrificing personal well-being.

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