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Latinos Beyond Reel Virtual Film Showing & Discussion

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Latinos Beyond Reel taps into the harsh reality of Latino representation in the media. Watch online between Oct 16-22. Join Q&A on Oct 22.

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Available for viewing NOW: https://www.mediaed.org/latinos-beyond-reel-virtual-screening-city-of-holland/

Latinos are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, and among the most diverse -- accounting for one-sixth of all Americans and tracing their origins to more than 20 countries. They are also a rising force in American politics. Yet across the American media landscape, from the broadcast airwaves to cable television and Hollywood film, the reality and richness of the Latino experience are virtually nowhere to be found.

In Latinos Beyond Reel scholars, journalists, community leaders uncover a pattern of gross misrepresentation and gross under-representation of Latinos in US news and entertainment media, where 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 documentary is available for viewing now through 11:59 pm Thursday, October 22. Use the link above to access the film. Plan to join us for a post-viewing discussion and Q&A on Thursday, Oct 22, from 7-8pm; a new link to that event will be sent to everyone who registers above.

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