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Latinx Representation in Film

Patricia Cardoso

Learn from Patricia Cardoso as she shares her filmmaking influences, her desire to share Latinx stories, and the importance of representation both on screen and behind the scenes.

About Patricia Cardoso

Patricia Cardoso became the first Latina film director to be included in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry with her 2002 film, “Real Women Have Curves”. She is an award-winning director, writer, and producer. Her directorial work includes the Sundance Audience Award winning “Real Women Have Curves” (2002), the Student Academy Award winning “The Water Carrier” (1996), the NAACP nominated television movie “Lies in Plain Sight” (2010), the Web Series “Ro” (2012), the feature “El Paseo de Teresa” (2017), and an episode of “Queen Sugar” (2018-2022). Patricia is also a professor of theater, film and digital production at the University of California, Riverside.