Manuel Betancourt, REMEZCLA

Manuel Betancourt

REMEZCLA

New York, NY, United States

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Past:
  • REMEZCLA
  • Food52
  • BuzzFeed News
  • Electric Literature
  • Longreads
  • VICE
  • Pacific Standard
  • Esquire
  • NPR
  • Mic

Past articles by Manuel:

Both Homage & Reinvention: A Chat with the Cast & Crew behind ‘The Craft: Legacy’

Here's how this version is both homage and reinvention, according to the cast & crew. → Read More

'Mucho Mucho Amor' Filmmakers on Honoring Walter Mercado's Legacy

Cristina Constantini, Kareem Tabsch and Alex Fumero, the filmmakers behind Netflix's new Walter Mercado doc 'Mucho Mucho Amor' discuss the famed astrologer. → Read More

Colombian-American Director Juan David Romero on Making Impactful Films About the Migrant Experience

Colombian-American filmmaker Juan David Romero talks about his short documentary film 'Unbroken Paradise,' which profiles a young Syrian refugee in France. → Read More

"Tampico Is Its Own 'Twilight Zone'": Alonso Alvarez-Barreda Talks Directing for the Iconic Sci-Fi Show

Alonso Alvarez-Barreda talks about how his Mexican upbringing informed his work on an episode of 'The Twilight Zone' starring Damon Wayans Jr. → Read More

Diane Guerrero on How 'Doom Patrol' Led Her on a Path of Self Awareness & Self Empowerment

Diane Guerrero talks about the therapeutic power of playing "Crazy Jane" in the second season of HBO Max's comic book adaptation 'Doom Patrol.' → Read More

Creators Behind 'Selena: The Series' & 'Mucho Mucho Amor' Doc Among NALIP Media Summit Speakers

The annual event is moving online for its 2020 edition, featuring conversations with industry leaders like Tanya Saracho, Steven Canals and Jorge Gutierrez. → Read More

Diego Tinoco, Eugenio Derbez, Emily Tosta & More Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month

Mishel Prada, the cast of 'Gentefied' and 'Party of Five' take part in "Out of Many, We Are One" campaign celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month. → Read More

12 Short Films From Cuba's EICTV Celebrate the Best in Documentary Student Filmmaking

"EICTV x IDFA: Memories of the future, omens of the past" celebrates the work of documentary filmmaking students from the famed Cuban film school. → Read More

Trailer: 'Hamilton' Goes From Broadway to the Small Screen

The Tony winning musical heads to Disney+ on July 3. → Read More

Padma Lakshmi Travels to El Paso to Talk Burritos & Immigration on 'Taste the Nation'

The first episode of Hulu's 'Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi' finds the host traveling to El Paso and Juárez to talk about burritos and immigration. → Read More

Julissa Calderon Writes Powerful Oprah Mag Op-Ed on Latinos & Black Lives Matter

The Dominican actress, best known for playing Yessika in Netflix's 'Gentefied,' wrote an op-ed in Oprah magazine about her journey accepting her Black identity. → Read More

'Love, Victor's Coming Out Story Grapples With Homophobia in the Latinx Community

Ana Ortiz & Michael Cimino talk about Hulu's 'Love, Victor,' the 'Love, Simon' spinoff that follows a Latino teen's coming out journey. → Read More

Alfonso Cuarón's Cameos in his Daughter's TikTok Videos Will Brighten Your Day

Can Bu Cuarón make her Oscar winning dad into a breakout TikTok star? → Read More

Short Film 'La Peste Del Insomnio' Turns 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' Into a Quarantine Fable

Alice Braga, Manolo Cardona, Luis Gnecco and more star in Leonardo Aranguibel's 'La peste del insomnio,' based on Gabriel García Márquez's works. → Read More

Mijente Urges Univision & Telemundo to Reject Anti-Black Stereotypes in Protests Coverage

"Their coverage feeds into anti-Black stereotypes that have historically existed in the Latino community," reads their online petition urging for change. → Read More

Watch Dascha Polanco & the 'Orange is the New Black' Cast Host an Anti-Racist Criminal Justice Reform Event

The cast of Netflix's 'Orange is the New Black' hosted conversations with Color of Change's Rashad Robinson, activist Rachel Cargle and Stacey Abrams. → Read More

Amazon’s ‘El Presidente’ Digs Deep Into the U.S. Involvement in FIFAGate

Armando Bó and Karla Souza talk about their new Amazon Prime Video series 'El Presidente,' which fictionalizes 2015's FIFA Gate. → Read More

Cast & Crew of 'Pose' Have One Message for the NAACP: Black Trans Lives Matter

The 'Pose' crew voiced their hope that a new Walt Disney Company donation to the NAACP would include supporting and affirming Black Trans women. → Read More

Philadelphia Latino Film Festival Goes Virtual Exploring Latinx Intersectionalities

Film screenings, workshops, lectures and special events will be available to enjoy from home throughout the festival weekend. → Read More

"Cities Are Gonna Keep Burning": Revisiting Reinaldo Marcus Green's 'Monsters and Men' in 2020

Reinaldo Marcus Green's 'Monsters and Men,' inspired by the killing of Eric Garner in New York City, remains as timely and urgent as ever. → Read More