Latinos Beyond Reel

Session Date: 
Sat., April 6, 2013:
2-3:30 pm
Room: 
Governors Square 12
Activity: 
Film Festival

Filmmakers Miguel Picker and Chyng Sun examine how U.S. news and entertainment media portray — or fail to portray — Latinos. Drawing on the insights of Latino scholars, journalists, community leaders, actors, directors and producers, the filmmakers uncover a pattern of gross misrepresentation and gross underrepresentation — a world in which Latinos tend to appear, if at all, as gangsters and Mexican bandits, harlots and prostitutes, drug dealers and welfare-leeching illegals.

The film challenges viewers to think critically about the wide-ranging effects of these media stereotypes, and to envision alternative representations and models of production more capable of capturing the humanity and diversity of real Latinos.

The session “The Impact of Hate Speech on Latinos” will follow this screening.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

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