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Blockbuster partners with Maya Entertainment to carry Latino films

LatinaLista — In a move that sounds more like a strategic calculation to salvage a hurting business, Blockbuster announced today that they are partnering with Los Angeles-based Maya Entertainment. After Maya Entertainment sponsors a nationwide theatrical series of Latino films at selected theatres across the country beginning July 17 through September 4, Blockbuster will make

New film about immigrant family detention available for online screening

LatinaLista — From the very beginning when news broke of the immigrant detention centers, the one element that united people across ethnic, religious and political lines was the fact that families were being held in jail-like conditions. Since then, the Department of Homeland Security has tried to downplay the conditions of the detention of immigrant

Emmy-winning director of Made in LA launches special screening campaign for immigration reform

LatinaLista — In October of last year, filmmaker Almudena Carracedo took time from basking in her Emmy win for her documentary Made in LA to share her thoughts and feelings on Latina Lista about how making the film on immigrant workers had impacted her life. It made a big impact. At the time, Almudena was

Mini-grants available for film screenings about children who travel alone from Mexico looking for parents

LatinaLista — Every year, 100,000 children travel by themselves to enter the United States illegally, across the harsh U.S.-Mexico border and at the mercy of coyotes, with one goal in mind — to reunite with a parent or parents. That these children, some as young as under 10 years of age, undertake such a journey

Lunafest film competition promotes women filmmakers

LatinaLista — Did you know that of the 250 top-grossing films, fewer than 6 percent have been made by women? One organization is trying to remedy that imbalance through their annual short film competition that is focused on celebrating women filmmakers. Lunafest has been promoting women filmmakers through their annual film festival. LUNAFEST has a