Examining how Latinos were portrayed in Hollywood at center of documentary and talk
Seasoned documentarian Nancy de los Santos-Reza has made a film that takes an intimate look into how Latinos were portrayed in Hollywood during the 20th century and will share it with Newberg folks in a few weeks.
Santos-Reza's "The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in Hollywood" will be featured during a talk set for 6 p.m. Feb. 18 in Room 105 of the Hoover Academic Building at George Fox University. The screening will include a question and answer period with Santos-Reza, who directed and produced the film.
"We are excited about the opportunity for students and attendees to ask about her archival research process in the Library of Congress, the making of the documentary, as well as rich discussion about the roles of and portrayals of the U.S. Latinx population," Debbie Berhó, professor of Spanish and chairwoman of the Department of World Languages and Applied Linguistics at George Fox, said.
The event is co-sponsored by the university's world languages and communications departments, as well as its Latinx Club. In addition to moderating the screening, Santos-Reza will spend time on campus meeting with club members and appear in communications professor Steven Classen's Independent Films class.
Santos-Reza's resume would seem to indicate that she has the background to bring a project of this magnitude to fruition. She has extensive experience as a writer, producer and documentarian in avenues ranging from television and film production to theater and print media. She began her career in Chicago as a producer on Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel's long-running film review program, "At the Movies." She has written for a number of TV shows, including "Gotta Kick It Up!" for Disney, "One Hot Summer" for Lifetime and the drama series "Resurrection Blvd," "American Family" and "East Los High." She was also a staff writer for the Hispanic Heritage Awards on PBS and the Alma Awards.
For more information on the screening and discussion, call Berhó at 503-554-2644.
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