Media tagged Film

Roles of Latinas in Movies

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This poster advertises the New York Latino Film Festival. It features an infographic depicting the kinds of jobs Latina characters have in movies to demonstrate the frequency with which they appear as maids, as opposed to other professions. The tag line of the poster reads, "Films and Movies. Come See the Difference." At the very bottom of the poster are the logos of the various sponsors of the film festival.

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Sanjay’s Super Team Pixar short preview

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This preview is of the short film “Sanjay’s Super Team” that premieres before Disney/Pixar’s 2015 movie, The Good Dinosaur. Inspired and directed by Pixar Animation Studios artist Sanjay Patel’s experiences growing up as the child of Indian immigrants in California, this short film features the story of a boy and father learning to appreciate and balance Indian and American cultures. The preview opens with a young Sanjay watching cartoons and being beckoned by his father to join him in Hindu meditation and prayer.  

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Second Class Citizens -- Gay Rights Movement Documentary

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This clip comes from a short documentary called Second Class Citizens, by Ryan James Yezak. Clips from this documentary outline the history of attitudes towards homosexuality, describe some of the impacts of discrimination, and highlights some of the efforts that have been undertaken to advance the cause of gay rights.

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Selena-Mexican Americans

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In the 1997 biopic Selena, Jennifer Lopez stars as Selena, the Texas-born, Mexican-American singer-songwriter who became known as “The Queen of Tejano Music.” This clip portrays a young Selena and her brother on tour with their father, who decides to lecture his children about the unique pressures faced by American people of Mexican descent. He explains the ways in which they are expected to be “authentic” members of two cultures at the same time: “We’ve gotta prove to the Mexicans how Mexican we are, and we’ve gotta prove to the Americans how American we are… we’ve gotta be twice as perfect as anybody else."

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Set It Off-Trailer

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This is the trailer from the 1996 feature film Set it Off, starring Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Kimbery Elise. Four female friends in Los Angeles, all facing various hardships and frustrated with their economic conditions, resort to bank robbery in order to better the circumstances of their families. The film demonstrates the grim and often desperate realities faced by working-class women of color. The clip depicts the four women planning and executing several bank robberies, and engaging in violent behavior along the way.Set it Offis a rare example of a major action film starring African-American women as the protagonists.

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