Hakla / Stammer

A film by Tania Romero

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

With writer/director Tania Romero, actor Prayas Vats, and 1st A.D. Joe Barajas in attendance

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



USA, Drama, 2017
20 min, Color
English, Hindi with English subtitles

After the death of his mother, Isvara (“Ish”) finds that dancing offers him a way to self-express and connect with others, including his stern father. This Bolly-Latino fusion film was shot entirely in Austin, Texas with the participation of local non-actors and dancers in the community. Actor-dancer Prayas Vats makes his acting debut working alongside California-based actor Puneet.

Texas Premiere

Print Source: Tania Romero,