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Mariana Da Silva

Mariana founded El Cine after moving to Los

Angeles, realizing the roles she was asked to

portray of Latinas were inaccurate. Mariana who

is an immigrant herself, began volunteering at

the immigration center and saw first hand the

necessity of education of diversity with Latin culture itself.

“El Cine is an effort to celebrate who we are and

create new identity of what it means to be “LatinX”

within America.”- Mariana Da Silva


"When Mariana showed BEATRIZ AT DINNER at EL CINE, we had the most lovely and engaging Q&A with an audience that we ever had. EL CINE gives our community a wonderful forum to meet and exchange ideas."-Miguel Arteta