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Panamanian-American Filmmaker Janicza Bravo Debuts Film Based on Viral Twitter Thread

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
If you’ve scrolled through Twitter you’ve likely seen people talking about Zola, the film out today by Panamanian-American filmmaker Janicza Bravo. The film stars Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom‘s Taylour Paige as “Zola” and American Honey’s Riley Keough as “Stefani” and...
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Dascha Polanco Calls ‘In the Heights’ a Celebration of Latinx Culture

Virginia Isaad
Latinx representation remains limited in film and television but the upcoming film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s play In the Heights is a true celebration of Latin American culture. The musical centers around Dominican bodega owner, Usnavi (played by Puerto Rican...
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10 Films Directed by Latinas to Watch for Women’s History Month

It still absolutely boggles our minds that Latinos make up such a significant percentage of the U.S. population, yet we continue to be so grossly under-represented in the world of television and movies.  Latinx actors are routinely looked over even...
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Puerto Rican Director Ángel Manuel Soto Will Direct Blue Beetle, the First Latino Superhero Movie

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
When new broke that Disney was releasing Encanto, a film about a family in Colombia, it felt like a major step toward better representation. Now we can add Latinx superheroes to the mix with the recent announcement that actress Sasha...