Famed Hollywood director Alfredo De Villa to develop documentary on Hector E. Sanchez from LCLAA, NHLA

Hector E. Sanchez, a central figure in national Latino leadership, was recently honored for ‘inspiring hope for future generations to pursue their dreams’
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(PR NewsChannel) / October 17, 2014 / LOS ANGELES 

coach darin owens movieHector E. Sanchez, Executive Director of LCLAA (Labor Council for Latin American and the Chair of NHLA (National Hispanic Leadership Agenda) is still fresh from receiving the 2014 Spirit of Democracy Community Empowerment & Social Justice Leadership Award from the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and from mobilizing Latino voters to fight against anti-immigration efforts in Arizona a few days later.

This week comes more news for Hector E. Sanchez: Hollywood and famed filmmaker Alfredo DeVilla says he’s looking at doing a documentary on Sanchez, who plays a central role in national Latino leadership.

“I have had the good fortune of being a proud Mexican immigrant who through hard work, determination and luck I have been blessed to live the American dream.” Alfredo DeVilla said. “Through the prism of cinema I have tried to tell the stories of those from Mexico, Puerto Rico, and elsewhere who have come to America to live the dream and Hector Sanchez is someone who fights for us, every day.”

DeVila has directed major Hollywood films telling the inspiring stories of Latinos from all walks of life, such as: YELLOW, Adrift in Manhattan, Washington Heights and the major Hollywood film, Nothing Like The Holidays.

Hector Sanchez fights for us every day

Hector E. Sanchez has received a number of awards and recognitions for his work and last week he was honored as a recipient of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s 2014 Spirit of Democracy Community Empowerment & Social Justice Leadership Award.

Sanchez was nominated for his “dedicated service to his community and for his lifetime commitment to fighting for workers’ rights, equal rights for all people and for inspiring hope for future generations to pursue their dreams.” He was also acknowledged for his in increasing civic participation for all Americans. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Celebrating the Diversity of our Democracy.”

Alfredo DeVilla has followed Sanchez’s career and noted, “Sanchez has played a central role in national Latino leadership and I admire his work with LCLAA and NHLA, and when he was appointed as co-chair of the Hispanic Council on Federal Employment in 2012 and for his work on the American Bar Association’s Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities. Sanchez is also a member of the Kennedy Center’s new Latino Advisory Council and a board member of the Latino Victory Foundation. His work touches on central aspects to advance the national latino priorities and   I aspire to do a documentary about it. I think American audiences would love to learn about Sanchez’ work in coalition with other leading Hispanic organizations to further the nonprofit’s goal of maximizing support for economic and social policies that advance the interests of Hispanics, something I care deeply about.”

For more information on Alfredo DeVilla, please visit www.alfredodevilla.com

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