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The lists linked below are noteworthy 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 key information. 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 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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