Hacia el sol / Towards the Sun

A film by Monica Santis

This film was screened as a part of the 2018 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF21)

With director/co-writer Monica Santis, producer Rosa Santis, associate producer Kyle Knopf, and co-producer/actor Humberto Perez in attendance

This short film was part of the Hecho en Tejas Film Showcase 1


Hacia el sol


UK/USA, Drama, 2017
20 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

A 12 year old girl confronts her scarring past when she is placed at an immigrant children’s shelter for unaccompanied minors in Texas. As her future hangs in limbo, she embarks on a healing journey to recover her own sense of power through her artwork.

Print Source: Monica Santis,