9 Latin- And Hispanic-Helmed Films To Keep An Eye On This Oscars Season
The Oscars prognosticating has begun — and these films with Latin and Hispanic writers, directors, actors, and cinematographers belong in the conversation.
Earlier this year, The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative at the University of Southern California released a study that found Latin directors helmed a measly four percent of the 100 top-grossing films during the years 2007 to 2018, while only three percent featured Latin actors in lead or co-lead roles. This is a disappointing, but ultimately not surprising, statistic at odds with the nation's present-day diversity. (For reference, Latin people were 18.1 percent of the population as of 2017, according to the same study.)
On the heels of the Mexico-born director Alfonso Cuarón's directing and cinematography win for Roma, we're taking a look at some of the buzziest Latin and hispanic-helmed films that belong in the Oscars conversation this fall.