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Mexican actor and director Diego Luna is back in Spain, which is the location of one of the episodes of the tv series Pan y Circo. Photo: Getty.
Mexican actor and director Diego Luna is back in Spain, which is the location of one of the episodes of the tv series Pan y Circo. Photo: Getty.

Does discrimination in Spanish still occur?

Diego Luna cooks, sets the table and proposes to talk about the Spanish conquest. The result will be available soon on Amazon Prime Video.

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The Mexican actor and director is back in Spain to explore the answer to a question that can make Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula uncomfortable: why is the Conquest used as a symbol of glory by some and as a pending grievance by others?

“More than five hundred years later, the echoes of Spain and its culture resonate throughout Latin America: in the language, the cuisine, the layout of cities, the investments of Spanish companies, Latin Americans who are proud of their Iberian ancestors and a myriad of other things. However, and despite the obvious miscegenation, old tensions are still below the surface,” reads the synopsis of episode number 203 “Discriminate in Spanish” of the season 2 of the television series “Pan y Circo”.

Although the previous episodes of this season, 201 and 202, on "Healthcare Access" and "The Crisis of Democracy", respectively, have been developed in Mexico City; 203 will be shot in Madrid and will premiere on the Amazon Prime Video platform on June 24.

“Pan y Circo” is presented by Mexican actor and director Diego Luna, who cooks and turns the dinner ritual into a space for debate and conversation between experts and personalities on various topics of universal interest.

The series has been created by the renowned Latin artist and is produced by La Corriente del Golfo, a company founded by Luna alongside his colleague, Mexican Gael García Bernal.

“Pan y Circo”, an Amazon original series, premiered in 2020, and a year later it was honored with two Daytime Emmy® Awards: one for the Best Entertainment Program in Spanish and another award was given to Diego Luna as Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish-Language Program. 

WHO IS DIEGO LUNA? 

Diego Luna is a theater, film and television actor, director and producer. He was born in Mexico in 1979. With a set designer father and a costume designer mother, Luna began her artistic career in the 1990s and participated in telenovelas such as "El Premio Mayor" or "El Abuelo y Yo", and the feature films "Ámbar ", "Morena", "A trickle of blood", "The comet" or "A sweet smell of death".

Throughout his career, he has participated in more than 30 feature films produced in Mexico, Spain, the United States, England and Germany, among which are Y Tu Mamá También, directed by Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón; Milk (2008), by Gus van Sant; Star Wars: Rogue One (2016) by Gareth Edwards and the Netflix series Narcos México (2018), for which he was nominated for a Critic Choice Award.

In 2007 he directed his first feature film, the documentary J.C. Chavez; and later Abel (2010), César Chávez (2014) and Mr. Pig (2016).

This year, in addition to "Bread and Circus", he will star in the next series about the Star Wars saga, which will premiere on Disney Plus.

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