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Video: On film, as in life, Mercedes Sosa, “La Negra,” exhibits a strength of character that lives on

Video: On film, as in life, Mercedes Sosa, “La Negra,” exhibits a strength of character that lives on

LatinaLista — “Voice of the voiceless ones” and “La Negra.” These are but two of the nicknames Argentine singer and national icon, Haydée Mercedes Sosa, was known by her legion of fans throughout the world, but especially among those who were oppressed by their governments. The life of Mercedes Sosa — her exile to Europe

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Viernes Video: Diego Luna explains why it was important for him to make the film “Cesar Chavez”

LatinaLista — At a recent Washington screening for his new English-language directorial debut, Cesar Chavez, Diego Luna explained to the audience one of the reasons he wanted to make the film — for his Mexican-American-born son. He said that when his son was born he wanted to learn about notable US Latinos, of which he

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Viernes Video: New film puts twist on assassinations by showing the dark side of ‘La Guapa’

LatinaLista — Stories about hit-”men” are all too common and do little to create any buzz for a new film banking on violence and trite storylines to bring in viewers. But add even just a small twist to a standard plot and it not only generates buzz but has the potential to go viral! Not

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Viernes Video: Animated short captures the ‘spirit’ of Día de los Muertos

LatinaLista — There are some videos so well done visually and story-wise that they deserve to be watched again and again. Dia de los Muertos is one of those films. Previously featured on Latina Lista, the film, a senior thesis project of three students at the Ringling College of Art and Design, was awarded the

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Video: A short “History of Horror” in film puts fear in perspective

LatinaLista — Horror films are a genre of film that can trace its popularity back to our ancestors as they gathered around a flickering campfire sharing stories to scare one another. However, the genre has evolved over time not only reflecting elements of the era in which it was written but humankind’s own evolution in

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Intrn’l Video: Discovering Pablo Ferro

LatinaLista — Who is Pablo Ferro? It’s a question that filmmaker Richard Goldgewicht hopes more people will wonder about so that they see his film Pablo. Pablo is best known among those in the film industry for his unbridled creativity. His artistic genius draws both compliments and curiosity with such descriptions as “walking work of

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