Last year I had the honor of screening “Película de mi padre” at New Orleans Film Festival. NOFF and New Orleans Film Society put on such an incredible event that celebrates film, filmmakers, and the NOLA community. I fell in love with the city and made lifelong friends. Thank you NOFF for including my work in this year’s lineup.
Documentary Shorts - Divide
A Night in the Garden
USA | 2017 | 7 MIN
DIR: Marshall Curry
In 1939, New York’s Madison Square Garden was host to an enormous—and shocking—gathering of 22,000 Americans that has largely been forgotten from our history.
BELGIUM | 2016 | 14 MIN
DIR: Sam Peeters
An ironic caricature of life in the Flemish suburbs, this film reflects the current European zeitgeist, where right-wing populism is spreading like wildfire, most popularly in quiet, white neighborhoods where people are shielded from different cultures and lifestyles.
Germany, New Zealand | 2018 | 29 MIN
DIR: Elliott McKee
Ebrahim, an 18-year-old Syrian refugee, lives a life of constant uncertainty. Having survived the journey to Europe, he now waits in a camp in central Greece—stuck halfway between the home he loves but had to flee, and his new life in Europe.
USA | 2017 | 11 MIN
DIR: Priscilla Gonzalez Sainz
Immigrants just released from detention centers spend their first night in Oakland at a motel, paid through the charity of a local pastor. For one night of respite they rest, reflect, and prepare for the next phase of their journey.
USA, Venezuela, Colombia | 2017 | 17 MIN
DIR: Luz Marina Zamora
A portrait of a woman born in Colombia who came to the United States a sweet lamb and became a fierce tiger.
The Bony Lady (La Flaca)
Brazil, Mexico, USA | 2018 | 20 MIN
DIR: Adriana Barbosa, Thiago Zanato
A film about Arely Vazquez, a transgender woman and leader of the Santa Muerte (Saint Death) Cult in Queens, New York.