A film by Eugene Martin
This film was screened as a part of the 2016 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF19)
Screened in Hecho en Tejas Competition
USA, Drama, 2016
75 min, Black & White
English, Spanish with English subtitles
Marisol Flores, age 19, lives with her father, a manual laborer, in Lake Dallas, a small town in North Texas. As Marisol goes to register for her first college class, she is informed that she has been identified by the state of Texas as undocumented. From that moment forward, everything changes for Marisol, most importantly the knowledge that her father and deceased mother had kept this fact a secret from her. Marisol uncovers deep memories of her past to piece together why her parents brought her to the US without telling her she was born in Mexico. Through dream imagery, flashbacks, and non-fiction elements, Marisol discovers true notions about her own identity as a Mexican woman now living as an outsider in the place she grew up in.
About the director
Eugene Martin creates films that look intimately at issues of youth, social justice, and human rights. He has directed 10 feature films which have been screened worldwide, and have aired on PBS, The Sundance Channel, and the BBC. His film EDGE CITY won the Grand Jury Prize at the Hamptons IFF in 1998, and his documentary feature film, THE ANDERSON MONARCHS was an officially accepted entrant for the 2013 Academy Awards. His film, MICHA, won the Hecho en Tejas Audience Award at CLAIFF17.
Producer: Eugene Martin, Bryan Greene
Screenwriter: Eugene Martin
Cinematographer: Clay Pacatte
Editor: Christina Crider
Cast: Amanda Reyes, Sally Vahle, Cristina Gonzalez
Print Source: Eugene Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org