LatinXcellence: Carolina Garcia is proud to be in the rooms where it happens at Netflix
June 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Los Angeles, CA - June 3, 2021: Carolina Garcia, the Director of Original Series at Netflix, photographed at the Netflix Headquarters in Los Angeles for CNN Latinx Ambition portfolio. CREDIT: Damon Casarez for CNN.
You can thank Netflix executive Carolina Garcia for helping bring shows like "Stranger Things" and "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" to the streaming screen, but everyone else can thank Jack Bauer for Carolina Garcia.
(CNN)You can thank Netflix executive Carolina Garcia for helping bring shows like "Stranger Things" and "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" to the streaming screen, but everyone else can thank Jack Bauer for Carolina Garcia.
"Netflix has become very aware of where we as a company need to be better and have committed actual dollars to helping funnel that," Garcia said.
"I love it when people of our culture shine," Garcia said.
Too often, Garcia said, Latinx stories are centered on pain or trauma, which is far from the whole story of the culture.
"One of the issues that we've had with what I call the trauma stories is that people come in and say 'We're going to tell this really sad story about being Latino or being an immigrant. ' Then I say, 'Okay, who are you making it for?
Because I also want Latinos in White stories and Latinos working in rooms for Black creators," she said.
"I think if someone comes in and is telling a story about a Latino family and they are not themselves Latino, that's ok.
"As a human who watches things, I love it when I see something on TV and they hit on an idiosyncrasy that makes me think, 'This is so my family. ' Like, there's a baby Jesus is in every drawer in the house or, like, someone talks to their mom 150 times a day," she said, not long after admitting the ping on her own phone was her mother texting her.
"That moment of connection between someone you see on the screen and your experience, it makes you feel like, 'Oh, I'm not alone in the world. ' I want people to feel less alone in the world. "
That includes, she said, Latinx people from different experiences and backgrounds.