Harley-Davidson Celebrating Latino Motorcycle Culture

La Banda Films announced the release of the documentary film, Harlistas: An American Journey, premiering April 2011. The film is directed by award-winning filmmaker Alfredo de Villa and follows the emotional journeys of real-life Harlistas – Harley riders of Latino heritage – as they seek adventure, camaraderie and achievement of the American Dream. The documentary is the first of its kind to ever profile Latino motorcycling culture in the United States.

The 90-minute film showcases four pivotal stories spanning Los Angeles to New York, the plains of South Dakota, the Pacific Coast and the Grand Canyon. Visit Harlistas Film ‬ to find schedule of screenings & television airings, rider backgrounds & director’s commentary, and exclusive photos & videos. Here is the trailer.

13 Responses to “Harley-Davidson Celebrating Latino Motorcycle Culture”

  1. 1 Boss Hawg Apr 22nd, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Lots of riders and potential buyers.

    Second largest buying segment in certain areas and they do know how to party…woo hoo.

    Boss Hawg

  2. 2 Richard Apr 22nd, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Looks like a film I’d like to see….Those who love motorcycles….we are all brothers.

  3. 3 burnout Apr 22nd, 2011 at 10:25 am

    True that! peace

  4. 4 www.thatmotorcycleshow.com Apr 22nd, 2011 at 10:57 am

    WOW!! That looks like it is going to be a great film!

  5. 5 Rob Campbell Apr 22nd, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Can’t wait to see it. The trailer oozes with heart.

  6. 6 JZ Apr 22nd, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    That preview was moving. It looks like a great film doing what film was supposed to do: tell a great story.

  7. 7 DJ Apr 22nd, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Here we go again with the hug a foreigner thing. When will we celebrate being Americans and quit separating everyone into perspective compartments of origin. The PC police are out in force in our new society and it is a shame. Those of you that have served or are serving know what it means to be forced to celebrate every other culture and mandated to abandon your own(American) with every moth being dedicated to Black history Month, hispanic history month, Musslim history month and so on. I know to most people it is a radical concept, but lets all get together and be Americans because that is what you are once you cross that border(legally)

  8. 8 David Apr 23rd, 2011 at 12:09 am



  9. 9 Wiz Apr 23rd, 2011 at 2:47 am

    WAY COOL!! Wiz

  10. 10 Gio Santa Mamba Apr 23rd, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Thank you for share it Cyril.
    I can see myself on those stories. My heart just broke in thousand pieces.
    but I know my way back.


  11. 11 poppymann Apr 25th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Don’t get upset DJ, it’s nothing more than a cynical ploy to boost sales and awareness of an increasingly mainstream demographic; Save your anger for their next promotion: Steel Pride, a Celebration of Gay Biker culture, where they will play Kenneth Anger’s “Scorpio RIsing” on a continuous loop at the factory tour center.

  12. 12 DJ Apr 25th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Poppymann… Well said and I can say I fully understand what you are saying… But the RED BLOODED AMERICAN in me just can’t justify the siege that that we have come under by a PC world. I went to war for this country so people can call themselves American and have all the benefits that come along with that, and I don’t take that lightly. To many of us have died for this cause and if someone can’t get behind it then they can find there way back to the border of their choice

  13. 13 poppymann Apr 26th, 2011 at 8:36 am

    @DJ I agree . I believe we need to be a metling pot rather than a salad bowl. I just wish those concerned with immigration would also address the legal immigrants that come here and take highpaying engineering jobs. I work in the high tech arena, and when Bill Gates says he can’t find qulified engineers he’s saying he can’t find them cheap enough. Corporations use legal immigration to keep wages low and defeat teh free market. I’ve always said the free market works for the corporations, but never the worker.

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