Author: Hipolito

Happy Thanksgiving 2018! Have a wonderful day with family, friends or with yourself!

By Polo Munoz, Managing Editor/Publisher There is so much to discuss in this year’s Thanksgiving table, we can chastise, as I will, the crazy uncle who is still holding on to his rage and has outed himself as an angry, unlikable idiot, but that will only take a couple of seconds of my time. The rest will be spent giving thanks for those beautiful souls who have helped me see how much love and caring there is for the soul of this country and ALL of its people. Individuals are fighting to recuperate and continue to evolve to a...

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Narcos: Mexico – A Story Told Honestly and Practically

By Polo Munoz, Publisher/Managing Editor “Al sistema no le gustan los heroes.” “The system does not appreciate heroes.” Through out the many truths that are spoken and shown in Narcos: Mexico, it is with great sadness that many of us immigrants know that much of the story feels more like a docu-series than a fictional narrative. The story shows us how the abyss of violence escalated because of drugs and the ineptness and corruption of the Mexican political class. The events are recognizable, and it feels as if they just happened, and in fact, they are still happening. There...

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Producer Meryem Dipdere, Creating Opportunities for Refugee Children

By Hipolito Navarrete, Managing Editor/Publisher. There are many children under duress and attack in this age. For some, 2018 has turned out to be very difficult to keep hope alive, however there are some individuals that are acting to bring a bit of hope to those in the greatest despair. According to the United Nations there are some 2.6 million Syrian-Kurdish children living as refugees or on the run and in search of safety. In 2017, film producer Meryem Dipdere traveled to the independent Kurdish area in northern Iraq where she worked on the production of a new film...

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ScreamFest 2018 Hosts Students and Provides Opportunity to Engage in Workshops

By Luis Horacio Pineda, Contributing Writer Hollywood is known to be the capital of cinema. In Los Angeles, California there is a film festival every weekend of the year. A well recognized photographer told me this once. At first I didn’t really believe it. Then I verified the info and guess what? It’s true. In fact, there’s more than one every weekend, but today let’s talk about the Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2018, www.screamfestla.com. Why? Because it’s October and because it was a Sui generis film event where close to 800 students, ranging from elementary to high school, not...

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New Great Show on Netflix, and What Those Platforms Demand of US

Polo Munoz, Managing Editor/Publisher, There are so many stories available online and on the traditional distribution channels that it is hard to make a choice on what to binge on next, may be the bread and butter of the network stations is that by not releasing a whole season at once, it will help us build anticipation and make the experience more enjoyable than forced. Finding your preference is really what is a challenge in the new ecosystem, but if you know what you like, it will make it easier to enjoy what is available, but if you are...

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