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MACS faculty provide commentary for new movie

11/29/2012  8:00 am

Associate Professor Isabel Moline-Guzman and Professor Angharad Valdivia provided commentary for a new release Latinos Beyond Reel: Challenging a Media Stereotype now available from the Media Education Foundation.


In Latinos Beyond Reel, filmmakers Miguel Picker and Chyng Sun examine how US news and entertainment media portray -- and do not portray -- Latinos. Drawing on the insights of Latino scholars, journalists, community leaders, actors, directors, and producers, they uncover a pattern of gross misrepresentation and gross under-representation -- 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.