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The ¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Festival Is Ready to Elevate Emerging Latino Voices

A new online film festival is responding directly to lack of Latinx representation in the film industry by offering young, emerging filmmakers the opportunity...
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#OscarsSoMale: How the Industry Can Elevate Female Filmmakers

It was a horrific award season for female filmmakers. In a year where fantastic films by and about women were overlooked by both the...
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The Latinx House Took Over Sundance to Change the Rules of the Game

The struggle for the fair representation of the Latino community on the small and big screen has conquered new territory, after the Sundance Film...
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Our Community’s Colorism on Blast: Anti-Black Racism from High-Profile Latinas

Racism has never just been a white person´s problem. While many of us have clenched our teeth at some of our own Latino family...
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How Netflix Managed to Break Down the Wall and Take Over the Latino Market

Understanding the Latino community as a profoundly heterogeneous group is no easy task, much less understanding its priorities when it comes to entertainment. Often subject...
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Gloria Calderón Kellett on One Day At A Time’s Political Traits: ‘We really just...

The Personal is Political, said the famous slogan of the second wave of feminism during the 1960s. Also interpreted as The Private is Political,...
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Transgender Talent on Display in King Ester, Issa Rae’s Color Creative Series

King Ester is Issa Rae’s latest Color Creative show. King Ester tells the story of transgender woman Ester Pappion who is trying to become...
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Why the Return of The L Word Was Exactly What We Needed

It was 2004, and I was as hidden in my closet as my abuela's jewelry.  At the time, there were few cultural references for a...
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How do We Feel About Meryl Streep Having Played a Latina in ‘Laundromat’?

It is a rare occasion that news of Meryl Streep’s participation in a theatrical project is met with anything other than joy and excitement....
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How Women Can Help Kill the Taboo Around Mental Health and Men

The topics of women and mental health typically intersect at an uncomfortable point that, like so many other core elements of our society, is...
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Meet Nicole Cardoza: the Woman Bringing Yoga to Low-Income Schools

Yoga emerged as a discipline on the Indian subcontinent about 5000 years ago, a product of the combined teachings of ancient Hindu scripture, Jain...
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Vida Creator Tanya Saracho to Be Honored with Legacy Award at This Year’s Outfest

Tanya Saracho, the creator and executive producer of Vida, will be honored with a Legacy Award at this month’s Outfest for the incredible work...