by Daniel Cubias.
The mythology of American cinema is ripe with tales of precocious kids who shot crude movies with their first cameras. Think of the young J.J. Abrams or the Coen Brothers, running around their backyards, directing their childhood friends to jump off garages or do a pratfall.
However, very few of these fledgling directors are named Hernandez or Garcia. Primarily because of a lack of resources, young Hispanics are unlikely to see filmmaking as a realistic option.
“For a teenage Latino from a working-class background, it’s not even that making a movie is unattainable,” says Luis Lopez Aldana, a film producer. “It’s that they don’t consider it at all. Making movies is not even a potential career choice. It’s mystic.”
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