LATINO REBELS — Listing in “12 Latino Films to Watch For at Sundance 2023” by Cristina Escobar
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Hollywood has been aware of its diversity problem, and that goes for everything from comic-book franchises to award-show darlings.
Thankfully, institutions like the Sundance Film Festival have been making an effort to feature more diverse stories.
Of this year’s 100-plus selected films at Sundance, at least 12 are certifiably Latinx. For those counting at home, that’s less than our percentage in the general U.S. population (20 percent) but more than our percent of the world population (nine percent).
It’s also a hell of a lot more than what the entertainment industry generally produces—where Latinos make up just over five percent of lead roles.
So, without further ado, here’s a preview of the Latinx films coming to Sundance this year. May their numbers grow and multiply….