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UNC Latina/o Studies Program Film Database for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The films listed here are those films by a Latina/o director and/or about Latinos/as in the United States.  Films are categorized in the following manner: feature films, documentaries, short/experimental films, Afro Latina/o films, queer Latina/o films, and films by non Latina/o directors. You will also find a selective bibliography on Latina/o cinema.

Summaries and keywords appear below each film, along with duration and where the film was shot. To see the lists, please click on the film category of interest.

FEATURE FILMS

Keywords:

Afro-Latinos, assimilation, border guards, California, Chicana/o identity, Chicana/o nationalism, Ciudad Juárez, Cuba, Cuban-Americans, domestic workers, Dominicans, drug trafficking, economic dependency, feminism, films by non-Latina/o directors, generation gap, globalization, history/ historiography, immigration, indigeneity, interracial relationships, labor issues, Latina characters, Latina filmmakers, Latina/o films by non-Latina/o film directors, Latinas/os as gang members, Latina/o literature, Latina/o stereotypes, Los Angeles, machismo, mainstream cinema, maquiladoras, masculinity, maternity, Miami, migrant workers, migration, music, nativism, New York, Nuyoricans, Puerto Ricans, queer Latina/o cinema, racism, sexuality, U.S.-Mexico border (Ciudad Juárez-El Paso), U.S. (Texas)-Mexico border, U.S.-Mexico border (San Diego-Tijuana border).

DOCUMENTARIES

Keywords:
Afro-Latina/o identities, Argentina, art, assimilation, California, Central America, Chicana/o culture, city planning, colonialism, consumerism and identity, Cuba, Cuban Americans, Cuba-U.S. relations, cultural integration, dirty war, the disappeared, domestic workers, drug trafficking, experimental cinema, family, gender roles, gentrification, globalization, higher education, historiography, history, identity, immigration, indigeneity/indigenous identities, Latinas, Latina directors, Latina/o gangs, Latina/o identity, Latina/o stereotypes, Latina/o youth, Los Angeles, machismo, marianismo, masculinity, Mexican Americans, migration, motherhood, music, New York City, North Carolina, parody/satire, Philadelphia, Puerto Ricans, religion, rural communities, transnationalism, U.S.(Texas)-Mexico border, U.S.-Mexico Border (California-western Mexico), U.S.-Mexican border (El Paso-Ciudad Juarez), violence.

SHORT/EXPERIMENTAL FILMS (films less than 45 minutes)

Keywords:
Art, assimilation, California, Chicana cultural nationalism, Chicana feminism, Chicana historiography, Chicana/o identity, city planning,colonialism, consumerism, domestic workers, economic dependency, experimental film/video, family, gender/gender relations, gentrification, globalization, higher education, historiography, identity, indigeneity, Latinas, Latina/o stereotypes, Latina/o youth, Los Angeles, machismo, Mexican-Americans, nativism, New York, Nicaragua, North Carolina, parody/satire, Puerto Ricans, religion, sports, transnationalism, U.S.-Mexico (San Diego-Tijuana border).

AFRO LATINA/O FILMS

Keywords: Dominicans, history, Latina characters, literature, machismo, masculinity, Puerto Ricans, New York City, racial identities.

QUEER LATINA/O FILMS

Keywords: Cuban, Cuban-American, exile, experimental film, identity, Latina/o literature, masculinity, Nuyorican identity, parody, queer Latina/o identities, transnationalism.

FILMS BY NON-LATINA/O DIRECTORS

Keywords:
Afro-Latinos, assimilation, border guards, Chicanas/os, Cuba, Cuban-Americans, domestic workers, Dominicans, drug trafficking, immigration, interracial relationships, labor issues, Latina characters, Latinas/os as gang members, Latina/o stereotypes, Los Angeles, machismo, mainstream cinema, masculinity, maternity, Miami, music, New York City, Puerto Ricans racism, religion, transnationalism, U.S. (California)-Mexican border, U.S.-Mexican border (Ciudad Juárez-El Paso), violence.

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