Eva Longoria is planning to produce a documentary on the importance of Latino votes in America.
The Desperate Housewives star launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project, titled El Voto Hispano, which has already garnered more than $125,000 in the last few weeks.
Eva Longoria decided on using the documentary format because she feels that documentaries can really humanize an issue through a narrative and storytelling and helps people digest facts and information so much faster and easier. The documentary is going to be a presentation of the facts regarding the change in demographics with the influx of Latinos in the United States.
“We wanted to do the Kickstarter campaign in the same vein of a democratic process…We’re trying to show Latinos, you matter, you count,” Longoria said in an interview.
She also added further Latinos have made so great difference to get Barack Obama elected second time as President of United States, yet they still have one of the lowest turnouts among all ethnicities as well as in midterm elections.
So will she be reprising her role with the Desperate Housewives once she’s done with the documentary? Probably not. Because she thinks that the full range of all the characters in the show were fully explored and there’s nothing more to tell. Also Marc Cherry, the director of the show, is fully occupied with Devious Maids which has also been very successful.