2010, documentary, DV, 63min., color, stereo, 16X9, Spanish & English with bilingual subtitles, USA/Mexico/Ecuador, co-produced with Ojo de Agua. DVD for sale on website, click on SALES.
Director GISELA SANDERS ALCANTARA | Producer LAUREN MUCCIOLO | Writers LAUREN MUCCIOLO & GISELA SANDERS ALCANTARA | Co-Producer CRISTINA GARZA | Photography DAN AKIBA | Editing ANDREA CHIGNOLI | Music MAYA MARTINEZ | Sound Design GIACOMO BUONAFINA
Set in a community workshop in a rarely seen New York, three Latino youth bravely offer an intimate and emotional, first-person window into the contemporary immigrant experience as they learn filmmaking and produce their own short, personal films.
Silver Palm Award Winner, 2011, Mexico International Film Festival in Rosarita-Mexico. Honorable Mention, 2012, Todas las Voces Contra el Silencio Encuentro Hispanoamericano de Cine y Video Documental Independiente in Mexico City.
Official Selection 2010 at Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, X Festival of Indigenous Film and Video in Quito-Ecuador.
Official Selection 2011 at Cine Las Americas International Film Festival in Austin-TX, Rincón International Film Festival in Puerto Rico, Cinestrat Documentary Film Festival in Finestrat-Spain, DocMiami International Film Festival, CineSol Film Festival in Rio Grande Valley-TX. Recommended by ADocS Muestra de Documentales de América-Latina in Cantabria-Spain, 2011.
THEATERS & OTHER SHOWCASES:
Latin Media & Entertainment Week at Quad Cinema in New York-NY; Two-week art house theater run at Ocho y Medio Cinema in Quito-Ecuador; CinemaParque film program curated by Moviehouse in Brooklyn-NY; Puerto Rican Festival at The Little Theater in Rochester-NY.
COLLEGES & OTHER INSTITUTIONS:
Social Forum on Migration at FLACSO in Quito-Ecuador; Cesar Chavez Day at Hamilton College in Clinton-NY; International Migrant Day at El Colegio de Michoacan in Mexico; and various community and educational organizations throughout Ecuador and the five boroughs of New York.
Review by Hugo Chapparo