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9 Great Latino Shows and Movies You Can Stream on Netflix Now

This winter weather has us wanting to stay in more and watch more TV and movies. Bundle up with a cobija San Marcos, and watch these supercool shows and films that you can stream right now on Netflix.

Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy

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One of the funnest comedians around, Cristela Alonzo takes on growing up with a Mexican mother, Selena as a superhero, and many other things we totally connect to in her Netflix comedy special, Lower Classy.

Celia

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If you didn’t catch this on Telemundo, you have to watch this fantastic biography on the life of the marvelous Celia Cruz. It also touches on the life of singer La Lupe (Lola Calvo in the novela), potrayed by Carolina Gaitán in a powerhouse performance.

First Contact: Lost Tribe of the Amazon

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First Contact: The Lost Tribe of the Amazon is a documentary about contact with the Txapanawa (or Sapanawa) tribe. This occurred on the bank of the Envira River, in Brazil’s Simpatia village.

Cuba and the Cameraman

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Filmed over 45 years, the documentary Cuba and the Cameraman shows the life of three Cuban families, and Fidel Castro, from the 1970s to 2016.

Todo Sobre el Asado

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Argentinians are known for being one of the biggest meat consumers on the planet. Todo Sobre el Asado is a documentary that delves into el asado and why it is such a part of Argentina’s culture.

Mexico Diseña

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Mexico Disena by Elle is a competition show, where 11 fashion designers vie for their creations to be on the cover of Elle Mexico, and on the runway at Fashion Week Mexico (among other prizes). The theme of this season is Total Black, where the challenges will focus on the chic and timeless color.

Marias: Faith in Womanhood

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A lot of Latinas are named Maria, after the Virgin Mary, Jesus’s mother, and an important presence in the Catholic faith. The documentary, Maria: Faith in Womanhood, looks at celebrations for La Virgen in Brazil, Nicaragua, Cuba, Peru, and Mexico, while speaking to women about what Maria means to them.

Los Punks: We Are All We Have

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Latino teens in South Central, Boyle Heights, Watts and East L.A. have found a sense of community through punk rock music. Los Punks: We Are All We Have, documents this underground scene, taking viewers into backyard concerts and newly-formed families.

Wildest Latin America

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Global warming, the tearing down of rain forests, and other such disasters remind us that it is imperative to know about, appreciate, and help save the natural habitats of Latin America (and the world). Wildest Latin America is a magnificent glimpse into the people and animals that live in our homelands.