You can now watch the trailer for our short film MARISOL!
“Emma Ramos is mesmerizing as Marisol, tenderly yet heartbreakingly portraying a way of life that many of us couldn’t possibly imagine yet also doing so by embodying Marisol’s richness of humanity and always having to balance both her warm, maternal spirit and the constant guardedness of a young woman whose every action could potentially have lasting impact. It’s an unforgettable performance that leaves you wondering about Marisol long after the closing credits have rolled.” –Richard Propes, The Independent Critic // Full review: https://theindependentcritic.com/marisol
Check out this interview with Director Zoé Salicrup Junco and Producer Lauren Sowa:
LS: What do you hope an audience will take away from Marisol?
ZSJ: The goal is to humanize the very big and complicated issue of immigration. People tend to understand things better when they can relate to them in a very specific way. If somebody is not Latinx, has never endured questionable behavior from authorities, etc., they may not necessarily digest something as complex as immigration right off the bat. But that person most likely has a family. And perhaps in a different way has experienced the painful process of having their family threatened or separated.
LS: Yes, this was the main reason we wanted to create the film—to have the conversation with people who might not be used to thinking about immigration in ways other than black and white. It’s not so easy to think so definitively about immigration when you see the human side of it. Especially at a time in our country when everything seems so polarized. People are taking sides on every little thing, without thinking it through, sometimes. Maybe we can open some minds and hearts, and complicate the thinking a little bit.
Full interview: https://directedbywomen.com/lauren-sowa-and-zoe-salicrup-junco-creating-personal-connections/https://directedbywomen.com/lauren-sowa-and-zoe-salicrup-junco-creating-personal-connections/