The Remezcla Weekly Digest: An ICYMI Snapshot of the Latinternet This Week

Protester and military veteran Manuel Saldaña locked himself to the van carrying Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility, Feb. 8, 2017, in Phoenix. Photo by Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP

Stories from the front lines of the immigration fight, new music from Kap G, Princess Nokia, and Soda Stereo, a controversial exhibit at Zona Maco, the movie trailers you shouldn’t miss, and more highlights from this week.

An ICYMI snapshot of the Latinternet, curated by REMEZCLA.



Film & TV

Chavela Vargas.
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  • Check out new trailers for documentary Chavela, about the iconic Mexican songstress; Una Mujer Fantástica from Chile’s rising star Sebastián Lelio; and 50-part docu series Other Boys NYC, which delves into the personal lives of New York City queer and transgender men of color from a truly diverse range of backgrounds.


  • At Zona Maco, famed artist Gabriel Orozco made waves by recreating a fully-functional Oxxo convenience store at buzzy gallery Kurimanzutto. Some people thought it was genius, and others, not so much.
  • Next fall, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles will exhibit the work of 116 radical Latina artists from Latin America and the US. Learn more about Radical Women here.
From the ‘Skin Deep’ series.
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  • Check out photo projects from Latina photo collective MoreMulher, who are redefining beauty standards on their own terms; photographer Cristobal Olivares, who is chronicling the immigrant experience in Chile; and Steven Burton, whose project Skin Deep portrays ex-gang members side-by-side with retouched versions free of their characteristic tattoos. It’s a powerful statement on the struggle of men who seek to reinvent themselves while still bearing the prominent signifiers of gang life.