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Pozole - Maia (AKA 'La Gringa') is a mixed-raced Latina woman who grew up on the white side of life. When she returns to reconnect with her Mexican roots on her grandma's birthday, she accidentally causes the death of the family's vibrant matriarch. A beacon of death and destruction, she must now fight to find her place in her family, heritage, and her own mother's heart. (Albuquerque, NM)
Ruda - Stuck indoors, instead of battling imaginary villains, adventurous Aurora must help her grandmother, the local curandera, ease the pains and ailments of neighbors and family. Only when she herself needs some healing does she recognize the real superhero. Clara Luz - A painter struggles to find her identity when diagnosed with macular degeneration. Winner of the 2019 Femme Frontera Film Grant. (Las Cruces, NM)
La Lucha Sigue - A brief portrait of María de Jesús Patricio Martínez in Mexico City as she campaigned for the presidency of Mexico. The first indigenous women in Mexico's history to run for the position and, although she did not win, the campaign has been marked as a success with helping bring light to issues surrounding women and the indigenous communities of Mexico. (Los Angeles, CA / her dad's family is from El Paso)
The Cage - As a humanitarian aid worker in South Texas I decided to make this film to uncover the realities of the crisis of migrant death in Brooks County through the words of a rancher who has seen it all. (Portland, OR)
Te Diré - Dedicado a la cultura, a las ruinas, y a la nostalgia. Grabado en el Antiguo Cine Victoria donde mi mamá veía películas cuando era niña. *Dedicated to culture, ruins, and nostalgia. Recorded at the Old Victoria Cinema where my mother watched movies as a child. (Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico)
Woman at the End of the World Set in a post-apocalyptic scenario, "The Woman at the end of the World" tells the story of Benedita and the girl Lua, two black women who Sueños - A woman dreams of an earthquake moments before it hits, saving her life. The inspiration for the project came from the recent earthquakes in California...in her dream, the earthquake symbolizes coming out and queer desire. It is a moment in her life that is shifting the very ground beneath her feet. (Las Cruces, NM)
Starving Souls - Based on El Paso author, Benjamin Alire Saenz' series “Meditations on Living in the Desert,” the film turns to memory and heritage as it directly confronts matters of faith, civil rights, and contemporary politics—always with the unrelenting moral urge to speak truth and do something. (El Paso, TX)