Child of the Desert

Iliana Sosa

USA, Social Drama, 2011
19 min, RED, Color
English, Spanish with English subtitles

 

Child of the Desert is a contemporary short film that follows Elia, a working class mother, on her journey across the Southwest to see the final resting site of her military son. Fearless and free-spirited, Elia meets Jorge, an undocumented immigrant, at a gas station and befriends him despite the fact that she does not speak Spanish. Set against the backdrop of the Texas desert, Elia believes that her son has returned in the form of Jorge's presence in order to assuage her pain and allow her to forgive herself for not being able to "save" him. Child of the Desert has been screening around the country, including at San Diego Latino Film Festival, and Iliana was presented with the "Best Director" Award at the 2012 BHLIFE Film Festival in Boyle Heights.

 

Austin Premiere

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Iliana_SosaIliana Sosa is a filmmaker and writer from El Paso, Texas born to Mexican immigrant parents and currently based in Los Angeles. She holds an MFA in film directing from UCLA and is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards including the prestigious Steven Bochco Fellowship. With Child of the Desert she aims to honor the mothers of deceased military men and women who must deal with the consequences of a senseless war in very tangible and personal ways.


Producer: Iliana Sosa, Carlos Corral
Screenwriter: Iliana Sosa
Cinematographer: Judy Phu
Editor: Alex DeMille
Sound Design: Eric Hoehn
Music: Claire Holley
Cast: Dale Dickey, Victor Boneva


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Child of the Desert

Friday, April 27 - 12:30 PM

Sunday, April 29 - 5:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

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