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Sea la luz / Let There Be Light

A film by Anna Wilking

Ecuador, Personal Narrative/Social Issue Documentary, 2013
52 min, HDV, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

This film was screened as a part of the 2014 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF17)


In SEA LA LUZ, Javier must rebuild his life with his three children after tragedy strikes their household in Quito, Ecuador. Javier is at a crossroads as he fights the obstacles that accompany living in extreme poverty. Forced to face his darkest demons, Javier must make radical life changes to guarantee the survival of not only himself, but of his children — above all, that of his youngest son, who is severely disabled and depends on Javier for all his needs. The stakes of his choices are exceedingly high in this story of love, loss and redemption.

World Premiere

About the director

Anna Wilking wAnna Wilking is a Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Anthropology at New York University. She made her first film, an award winning documentary, CARMEN’S PLACE, in NYU’s Program of Cultural and Media. Anna will defend her dissertation in May of 2015 and is currently in pre-production for her next documentary on sex offenders in the United States.


Producer: Anna Wilking
Production Companies: Joy Street Productions
Cinematographer: Anna Wilking, Fabricio Morales Ordóñez
Editor: Fabricio Morales Ordóñez
Sound Design: Daniel Pasquel, La Increíble Sociedad
Music: Marco Pinteiro

Print Source: Anna Wilking – Joy Street Productions,



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