Latino stories are being told in volumes not seen in recent memory. For those following a decades-long quest for greater opportunities in Hollywood, there are signs that 2022 could be the year the Latino storyline is finally rewritten.
Films from Tantura to Descendant challenge the powerful. But it’s still up to us to witness the truth. The past can’t be changed. But if we won’t tell the truth about it, we can’t learn from it. We can’t even understand ourselves.
“Prayers for the Stolen” shines a much-needed light on the consequences of Mexico’s war on drugs, specifically highlighting the plight of the nation’s women and girls. The film is a contender for an Oscar for best International Film.
The scariest thing about Don’t Look Up is that absurd as it is, it barely exaggerates. Much of our political elite are just as greedy and foolish, our media just as vapid, and our response to impending disaster exactly as mind-bogglingly irrational.