Long-neglected and discriminated by governments and societies across Latin America, Afro-Latino communities have slowly begun to gain visibility in cinema. Films like Venezuela’s , Puerto Rico’s , Colombia’s La Playa D.C., or the Dominican Republic’s , represent important vehicles towards starting the overdue conversation about race in the region.
In Mexico, where classism is deeply tied to racism Afro-Mexicans represent one percent of the total population, but they are not recognized as an official ethnic group. Addressing the unjust treatment towards this segment of the citizenry, director Jorge Pérez Solano (who previously directed La tirisia), has just released La Negrada – hailed as the first Mexican fiction movie portraying the country’s black population. Read More via Remezcla.