Dances With Mexicans, Disney's McFarland, U.S.A.

March 8, 2015 8:31 PM

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Dances With Mexicans, Disney's McFarland, U.S.A.

For two years in a row, Mexico's native sons have taken home the Best Director Academy Award, Alfonso Curón in 2014 and Alejandro González Iñárritu in 2015. Both directed innovative films that pushed the boundaries of storytelling and neither focused on Latinos.

Latino directors should not have to tell stories about people from their own community or country of origin exclusively, but given the scarcity of films that feature prominent Latino characters, the opportunity to do so feels like a missed one.

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