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2012 New York International Film Festival Awards - List of Winners
By Latina Staff | 08/20/2012 - 15:28

Indie film lovers were in for a treat as the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) presented over 30 features last week. The event, sponsored by HBO, ended yesterday with a ceremony honoring the best films in the categories including, “Best Short” and “Best International Feature.” The prizes varied and included up to $5,000 in cash. Not a bad way to end the festival!

Here’s the list of NYILFF winners:

Best Short: Pescadora


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Afro-Latinos You Should Know About
Afro-Latinos You Should Know About
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 06/17/2011 - 16:30

In honor of Juneteenth—Sunday’s holiday commemorating Texas slaves being the last to find out that they’d been emancipated, thus sparking an annual holiday that celebrates African American heritage—we thought we’d add some Latino flavor to the mix. Here are just a few Afro-Latinos whose lives and accomplishments are worth celebrating.


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Black in Latin America
Henry Louis Gates Jr. Explores What It Means to Be 'Black in Latin America'
By Mariela Rosario | 04/19/2011 - 16:45

We recently spoke with Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. about his new documentary series for PBS entitled Black in Latin America to find out what he discovered about the racial experience of Afro-Latinos in the region.


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