What Will It Take to See More Indigenous Representation on the Big Screen?

Published Oct 14 2021 at 7:00 PM GMT
  • It seems like a lifetime ago that I saw Yalitza Aparicio appear as "Cleo" in director Alfonso Cuar'n's 2018 movie Roma.
  • Although the film was critically acclaimed and was lauded as a real look at the life of an Indigenous maid in an affluent Mexican household, when the media whirlwind subsided so did my hope that this would create a change in Hollywood's portrayal and inclusion of Indigenous people.
  • When Roma was released, the response to Aparicio's praise was outright upsetting.
  • It was beyond disappointing to watch the already thinly veiled racism and sexism that exists reveal itself in Latin media.
  • Several outlets and stars were caught making disparaging remarks about Aparicio's race, success, and nominations.



  • Published Oct 14, 2021 7:00 PM GMT