Gay Latino LA, a project of Evolutionary Productions, promotes and enhances cultural identity, community, self-esteem, pride and health for gay Latino men and women through its two feature length documentaries, blogs, web information exchange, and an upcoming online video archive. Our media projects act as tools to combat internalized oppression, self hate, self destructive behavior, and divisiveness. Our documentaries strive to create dialogue amongst people of all walks of life while keeping our focus on the identities that we feature. We value the members of our community and aim to be agents of conversation for empowerment, education, and enlightenment. Gay Latino LA fosters solidarity by exploring both our similarities and differences, and values conversations to promote our common/collective identity.
Part One Gay Lay Latino Los Angeles: Coming Of Age – is a docu-drama journey into adulthood of three young men and their search for identity while dealing with issues of family, machismo, religion, culture, and life in LA. An immigrant hipster from Mexico, a Berkley graduate and Salvadoran activist and a Mexican American from South Central LA who wants to get away from the gang life share their journeys with us. The film is interlaced with a poetic journey of a native Mexican indian in search for his identity and rich history.
Release Date: July 2012
Part Two Gay Latino L.A.: Portrait of The City, Uncut – is a topic based short doc of varité footage of the gay Latino community in Los Angeles as rich and full of life, culture, and history. An array of untold and unearthed stories are conveyed from voices of key players that have shaped the landscape of the city. Through a historic lens, they reveal the role that family, relationships, social oppression, morality and machismo play in forming their identity.