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Making Movies (pictured) enlist Latin legend Ruben Blades for its upcoming album Ameri'kana. Luis Cantillo/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Making Movies And Rubén Blades Trace Stories Of Immigrant Injustice With 'Ameri'kana'

Latino star Rubén Blades teams up with Making Movies to addresses themes of injustices in the collaborative album Ameri'kana.

The Optimist Cory Wong
The Fearless Flyers Simon F15

In his home in León, Olivas-Bejarano looks through an album with photographs of his time in the United States. Alicia Vera for NPR hide caption

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Deported After Living In The U.S. For 26 Years, He Navigates A New Life In Mexico

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Lessons The Cinematic Orchestra, Dominic Smith et. al.
You Enjoy Myself Phish
Getting Nasty Erik Deutsch

In Nailed It, director Adele Free Pham — whose father is a refugee from Vietnam — explores how Vietnamese entrepreneurs came to dominate the nail salon business in the United States. Adele Pham/Courtesy of 'Nailed It' hide caption

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How Vietnamese Americans Took Over The Nails Business: A Documentary

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Had to Hustle Chuck Free Pham
Three Trios: Silk Nguyên Lê
Ocean Shelf Dan Phelps, Matt Chamberlain & Viktor Krauss
Reckless and Alive Shortstack

Rich Isaacson, seen in his backyard in Pentagon City, Va., wrote his thesis on gravitational waves and says he always thought their existence would be proved sometime during his career. But he didn't realize that trying to see them would become his career. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Billion-Dollar Gamble: How A 'Singular Hero' Helped Start A New Field In Physics

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Jambic Reel Spunkshine
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Natasha (Yara Shahidi) and Daniel (Charles Melton) fall in love over the course of a single day in the film adaptation of Nicola Yoon's young adult romance novel The Sun Is Also a Star. Atsushi Nishijima/Warner Bros. Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures hide caption

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'Love Is A Thing That Everyone Wants,' Says Author Of 'The Sun Is Also A Star'

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Crimson and Clover
Talisman Greg Skaff

Making Movies (pictured) enlist Latin legend Ruben Blades for its upcoming album Ameri'kana. Luis Cantillo/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Making Movies And Rubén Blades Trace Stories Of Immigrant Injustice With 'Ameri'kana'

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Rebelion Making Movies
Kam-Ma-Lay Derek Trucks

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