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5 Latino-Produced Movies to Watch this Galentine's Day. From left to right, movie covers for: A Little Princess (1995), Niñas Mal (2017), Too Late to Die Young (2018), Real Women Have Curves (2002), and Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

Gather the troops and get the popcorn ready because we've got the ultimate Galentine's Day movie lineup. And forget the sappy romance flicks because we're talking about five Latin-American films that celebrate sisterhood, the success, and the struggles of women.

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Graphic design combining a photograph of Colman Domingo with a golden Oscar award statue

On January 23, 2024, Colman Domingo made history by becoming the first Afro-Latino to be nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars. This comes after his powerhouse performance in the biopic “Rustin,” based on the life of Bayard Rustin, a dedicated activist for racial equality, worldwide democracy, and human rights. Rustin played a key role in organizing the 1960 Washington March with Martin Luther King Jr. Still, that role was greatly overlooked because he was marginalized for being an openly gay Black man.

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 from Greta Gerwig's 'Barbie' movie featuring America Ferrera, Ariana Greenblatt, and Margot Robbie

Awards season is upon us, and the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are still the most important event. Since 1929, the Oscars have recognized excellence in cinema. As such, the golden statuette is one of the most coveted prizes in the industry and a huge marker of success. But, as a shock to no one, the awards have mostly just focused on white people.

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