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Virtual International Film Club: Latinos Beyond Reel

October 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, IEGAP International Film Club will discuss a documentary “Latinos Beyond Reel – Challenging a Media Stereotype”. The film challenges viewers to think critically about the wide-ranging effects of media stereotypes, and to envision alternative representations and models of production more capable of capturing the humanity and diversity of real Latinos.

We invite you to watch the movie on Kanopy anytime and then join us for a virtual discussion on Friday, October 13 at noon.  For those who will be joining us for a first time, the International Film Club is a series of virtual monthly meetings to discuss films selected by the film club committee. The films are available and free to all PU employees in Kanopy streaming services.

Watch on Kanopy: https://www.kanopy.com/en/princeton/watch/video/81277/81279 (PUID required)

Join Zoom discussion: Friday, October 13, at noon

Latinos Beyond Reel – Challenging a Media Stereotype (trailer)

Synopsis: Latinos are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, and among the most diverse — accounting for one-sixth of all Americans and tracing their origins to more than 20 countries. They are also a rising force in American politics. Yet across the American media landscape, from the broadcast airwaves to cable television and Hollywood film, the reality and richness of the Latino experience are virtually nowhere to be found. In Latinos Beyond Reel, filmmakers Miguel Picker and Chyng Sun examine how US news and entertainment media portray — and do not portray — Latinos. Drawing on the insights of Latino scholars, journalists, community leaders, actors, directors, and producers, they uncover a pattern of gross misrepresentation and gross under-representation — a world in which Latinos tend to appear, if at all, as gangsters and Mexican bandits, harlots and prostitutes, drug dealers and welfare-leeching illegals.


Release date: February 23, 2013

Directors: Miguel PickerChyng-Feng Sun



To find out more about IEGAP International Film Club go to our website: https://iegap.princeton.edu/film-club/


IEGAP International Film Club Committee


October 13, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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