WeTalk — Latinas En Media: Robyn Moreno and Cristina Costantini

From SXSW 2018, Ondi Timoner in conversation with the director of Science Fair and the founder of Latina Media Ventures.

Robyn Moreno and Cristina Costantini demonstrate that Latina voices are crucial to the future of cinema. Cristina, a self-proclaimed “science nerd,” wowed us with the trailer and stories behind her Sundance award-winning documentary Science Fair. Robyn Moreno, founder of Latina Media Ventures, dropped some shocking facts, e.g., “1 in 4 movie tickets are bought by Latinas” yet “they are only represented 4% on screen.” Latinas, being the largest moviegoing population and the greatest minority in terms of storytellers, deserve better. What these women are set and determined to change is the portrayal of Latinas, creating authentic 3D representations on screen.

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Producer/director Ondi Timoner has the rare distinction of winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival twice. Her 2004 doc, Dig!, explores the star-crossed rivalry of the Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre, while her 2009 top prize-winner, We Live in Public, examines privacy in the virtual age through Internet visionary Josh Harris’ social experiments. Her company A Total Disruption releases weekly short docs about thought leaders and doers who are transforming our lives through technology.