Friday, March 11, 2011

Si TV's Groundbreaking 'PASTPORT' Connects Latino Celebrities With Their Family's Past

LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Si TV's groundbreaking new series of specials, PASTPORT, takes well-known personalities such as Wilmer Valderrama and Tatyana Ali back to their Latino roots as they seek to discover the culture and past that makes them who they truly are. Viewers will get an intimate look at how each journey transforms the featured celebrity as they travel across the rich, scenic landscape of South America and Puerto Rico. Each journey promises to be emotionally charged, often challenging, and absolutely memorable.

This year's maiden voyage of PASTPORT casts off on Sunday, March 20 at 9PM ET/PT with PASTPORT: Colombia A Daughter's Journey Home featuring actress PAULA GARCES (Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, The Shield, The Sopranos), who travels to COLOMBIA to connect with the father she never really knew. Traveling closely by her side is Paula's 18-year-old daughter, who can't wait to meet her family whom she's only known through bedtime stories.

"I really felt as if this trip was the start of a new chapter in my life," said Garces, "I wanted my daughter to experience the intense connection I have with my Colombian heritage and share this once-in-a-lifetime experience. It reawakened a part of me I was afraid I had lost."

"PASTPORT captures a journey to your past that anyone can relate to, but especially the bi-cultural Latino community," said Maria Perez-Brown, Si TV's SVP of Programming, "The people we follow are passionate about their own American experience, but crave a stronger bond to their heritage. Our audience connects with this on a very personal level, because they are constantly balancing the best of their two cultures."

PASTPORT specials continue throughout the year with:

Sunday, June 5 – CARLOS ALAZRAQUI (Comedy Central's Reno 911!) – ARGENTINA

Monday, July 4 – WILMER VALDERRAMA (That 70's Show, Yo Momma, The Dry Land) – VENEZUELA

Sunday, September 18 – ALANNA UBACH (HBO's Hung, Meet The Fockers, Legally Blonde), – PUERTO RICO

Sunday, November 13 – TATYANA ALI (Fresh Prince of Bel Air) – PANAMA

About Si TV
Si TV ( is the first and only English-language television network for American Latinos 18-49.


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