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9 Films About Indigenous LATAM History You Need to Watch

Sofía Aguilar
It’s Native American Heritage Month and while we should always be uplifting Indigenous voices, this is a dedicated time of the year for all of us to educate ourselves about the land we’re currently occupying and its original Indigenous occupants...
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‘Wakanda Forever’ Offers An Empowering Indigenous Latinx Future

Sofía Aguilar
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD  In 2018, Black Panther hit theaters and became a phenomenon unlike anything Marvel had released before. As the first Black-led superhero film, it was a cultural reset. Black audiences were flocking to theaters in droves, Black celebrities were...
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15 Latinx Movies About Our History and Culture You Need to Watch

Nicole Young
Movies can entertain but can also educate and despite the lack of Latinx representation in Hollywood, there are several powerful films that showcase our stories and history. Films like the beloved Coco which centered on Dia de Muertos in Mexico...
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‘Menudo: Forever Young’ Docuseries on Iconic Puerto Rican Boy Band Premiering in June

Before Ricky Martin became the global superstar that he is today, he was one of 14 boys that were members of the iconic Puerto Rican boy band, Menudo who first premiered in 1977. The band originally launched with 5 members...
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BIPOC Kept Hollywood Afloat but Representation Still Low, Study Finds

Latinx representation in Hollywood is far from representative of our population in the U.S. and there’s a lot of work that needs to happen behind and in front of the camera. UCLA just released its annual Hollywood Diversity Report, and...
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Ana Villafañe Set to Star in Biopic About Alina Fernandez, Daughter of Fidel Castro

Sofía Aguilar
Cuban communist leader and dictator Fidel Castro, one of Latin America’s most prominent historical figures, is well known but what do you know about his anti-communist daughter? Alina Fernandez is a Cuban American human rights activist who lived in Cuba...
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‘West Side Story’ Remake Authentically Represents Latinidad Unlike Original Film

Sofía Aguilar
Steven Spielberg’s first-ever musical film of his career, West Side Story, brings to life 1950s New York through a more modern lens than the original and with authentic Latinx representation. Starring newcomer Colombian-American Rachel Zegler (María), Ansel Elgort (Tony), Afro-Puerto...
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7 Latino Holiday Movies To Put On Your Watchlist ASAP

Priscilla Blossom
The holidays are upon us, and that means plenty of movies celebrating Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years, and every holiday in between. And of course, many of these movies generally star all or mostly white casts. That said, some holiday films...
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8 Latin American-Centered Films Directed by Black Women

janelmartinez
It’s no secret, the film industry isn’t diverse. From the directors and producers to the characters (with speaking roles) and costume designers, it’s evident in all aspects of the filmmaking process that representation isn’t at the forefront of creation for...
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Eugenio Derbez Talks ‘Overboard’ and Why It’s a Great Time For Latinos in Media

Yolanda Machado
American audiences may not know it yet, but Eugenio Derbez is a comedy icon and his newest comedy, the gender switched reboot of the 80s film, Overboard (now in theaters) may finally get him the recognition he so deserves. To the...