The Latinx House Kicks Off Virtual Programming at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival
It’s official, The Latinx House has kicked off programing with thought-provoking conversations with creators, advocates, and grassroots organizers. The panels so far have included A Conversation with DOS ESTACIONES, WITH LOVE & The Power of Representation, and Centering Survivors’ Stories featuring Voice for change and motivational speaker Stacey Pinkerton and co-Executive Producer Geraldine L. Porras. Links and descriptions for the panels so far have been included below.
As mentioned, The Latinx House returned to the 2022 Sundance Film Festival with a full calendar of virtual programming and as an official Sundance Institute partner. Co-founded by social entrepreneur and activist Mónica Ramírez, filmmaker and activist Alex Martínez Kondracke, and producer and entrepreneur Olga Segura, The Latinx House is a nonprofit initiative that aims to change the image of the Latinx community in the United States by elevating and amplifying the voices, as well as the content created by Latinx artists, entertainers, policy experts, and grassroots organizers.
Programming from the House is being shared virtually in order to provide Latinx artists and creators with films at the Festival a space to celebrate their work with their community anywhere. This year’s sponsors and partners include Amazon Prime Video, Ford Foundation, Justice For Migrant Women, Luminate, Ms. Foundation, National Women’s Law Center, Poderistas, Pop Culture Collective, and WarnerMedia OneFifty.
PANEL DISCUSSIONS & LINKS:
- A Conversation with DOS ESTACIONES
Director and screenwriter Juan Pablo González of 2022 World Cinema Dramatic Competition selection DOS ESTACIONES joined Olga Segura of The Latinx House for a celebration of the film. Centered around a once-majestic tequila factory in Mexico’s Jalisco Highlands, the film tells the story of a Latina working tirelessly to keep her family legacy and community afloat.
Link to Panel Discussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X2TeCY6OjY
- WITH LOVE & The Power of Representation
The power behind characters telling authentic and relatable stories can’t be overstated. Members of the Latinx Community need to be able to see themselves reflected on the screens they watch — and throughout the industry, there are showrunners, creators, and artists ensuring this happens. WITH LOVE’s creator Gloria Calderón Kellett and actor Emeraude Toubia joined The Latinx House’s Olga Segura to discuss the importance of Latinx storytelling through their new hit series on Prime Video. Be sure to watch WITH LOVE, available now on Prime Video. Sponsored by Prime Video.
Link to Panel Discussion: WITH LOVE & The Power of Representation — YouTube
- Centering Survivors’ Stories
This session centers on the stories and advocacy of survivors — providing a platform to recognize the brave and powerful testimonies featured in the 2022 U.S. Documentary Competition selection WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT COSBY. Voice for change and motivational speaker Stacey Pinkerton and co-Executive Producer Geraldine L. Porras joined co-founder of The Latinx House Mónica Ramírez for this critical discussion with a special introduction by National Women’s Law Center’s Fatima Goss Graves.
Link to Panel Discussion: Centering Survivors’ Stories — YouTube
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