Young Director Calls Her Abuela an Idiot, Shoots Her in NY Latino Film Festival Promotional Clip

So much for the Waka-Waka controversy. The latest thing that -apparently- has many Latino really pissed off is New York’s Latino Film Festival’s promotional video (click on the photo below to watch), which shows a young girl as the director of what appears to be a Latino film directing her grandmother from behind the camera.

According to some angry Latinos, this promotional video “bears little to no relevance to Latino viewers.” I guess because most of us wouldn’t call our abuela an idiot and then go on kill her.

Quite frankly, I am not at all offended by the Latinoness or lack of thereof of the promo… But go on, judge for yourself and rejoice in one more thing to be angry about.

(Click on the photo to watch the video)

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3 Responses to Young Director Calls Her Abuela an Idiot, Shoots Her in NY Latino Film Festival Promotional Clip

  1. chicanofuturet says:

    I hate to tell you but there is absolutely nothing in this video to rejoice about.
    IMHO..whoever decided to use this featured crap as a promo for the Latino Film Festival has their head way up their you-know-what.No class,no arte in that garbage,just cheap shock jock like silliness.Latinos in the arts surely can do much better than that.The promo is just prententious gawdy third rate wannabe avant garde slop.What’s up anyway with the Latino creative people these days?? this is the second article I’ve read in two days that has me disgusted with so- called Latino creative people.First was the weird and twisted Femicide death celebratory cosmetics made by Rodarte cosmetics with the theme of murdered and abused Mexican women in Juarez Mexico.
    No arte in calling Abuela an idiot or threatening to kill her..that’s pure mierda..
    No arte in manufacturing cosmetics centered around the theme of murdered and abused women of Juarez mexico..That’s even worse mierda..
    Come on Latino creative gente..What’s going on?

  2. Conchita says:

    I think the gun is really the abuela that got fed up with the stupid “mocosa”!!

    Pathetic and incredibly dissapointing. Sure it gets people talking, and apparently the festival believes they need BUZZ. But I personally don’t subscribe to that old saying that says, “que hablen, bien o mal, pero que hablen.” Clearly the directors of this competition and campaign do.

  3. Marcela says:

    I have to agree with the first two comments. I’ve tried to wrap my head around the point of using this spot for a Latino Film Festival and I just don’t get it. All I see is a completely tasteless ad that isn’t funny and does nothing to show our culture and the deeply rooted family values we have in our community. Complete disgust and disappointment. And also, isn’t the whole point of this festival to showcase Latino talent? So why is the director for this spot British? Ummmm yeaaaa….

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