Martyrs, Mayhem & Martial Law: Life in Civil War Alexandria
A new film produced by WETA, the flagship public broadcasting station in the nation’s capital, explores more of the extraordinary history and human stories of Alexandria, Virginia, during the Civil War years, 1861-1865. Following the 2014 WETA production Discovering Alexandria: The Early Years, this one-hour new documentary, Martyrs, Mayhem & Martial Law: Life in Civil War Alexandria, joins WETA’s portfolio of locally focused films created exclusively for viewers in Greater Washington.
Premieres Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 8 p.m. with repeats weekend afternoons and in primetime on Wednesday, March 16 at 10 p.m. on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD.
Luis Araya immigrated to Arlington, Virginia from Bolivia in 1966, when very few Latinos lived in the county. He reflects on the changes he has seen over the years and the influence of Latinos in Arlington today.