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Top Ten Most Provocative Latino Films
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    1)  El Norte. Watch this film and you'll understand why Gregory Nava has emerged as a Hollywood great.
    2)  American Me.  The life of Edward James Olmos was in danger because he had the guts to make this film.
    3)  My Family, Mi Familia.  This film provides subtle but powerful criticisms of the ways Mexican Americans have been mistreated.
4)  Farmingville.  What happens in a town not ready for an influx of Brown immigrants?


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    5)  Real Women Have Curves.  This film challenges traditional thinking about women's bodies and immigrant workers' challenges and rights.
    6)  Cesar Chavez.  An excellent film that provides a perspective on this icon's courage.
    7)  South of the Border is a must-watch for anyone who wants to get a perspective on the media and its portrayal of politics.
    8) Bless Me Ultima, a wonderful film based on the (sometimes banned) classic book by Rudolfo Anaya..
    9) Which Way Home is an absolute must-watch.  Very timely.
    10)  Washington Heights.  This Dominican neighborhood in New York City is the setting for this drama about a Latino cartoonist.


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