United States, 2017, 10 min.
In Spanish with English subtitles.
This film is family friendly.
After Mariela, an undocumented Mexican immigrant is diagnosed with kidney failure, her daughter Jenni and husband Leo must safely smuggle her into Mexico in order for her to receive the dialysis treatments she needs for her survival.
We live in a time where racism and discrimination are accepted at both personal and institutional levels in the United States. My father suffered from kidney failure, and I reimagined his situation in the context of an undocumented family, and how they might navigate such a life catastrophe. It is impossible to unify as a nation by proselytizing, but I feel a responsibility as a filmmaker to create work that speaks to the greatest societal issues of our day.
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