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A young filmmaker travels to the community his father grew up in and discovers a town caught between hopelessness and resilience. Mexico City's urban sprawl has pushed gangs and drugs into nearby Santa Lucía, a once-quiet town of dirt roads and hard-working families. Today, the threat of violence is everywhere and young men either enrol in the army or end up hustling for a cartel. There is little for youth to do and it's not uncommon for people to be killed over the smallest indiscretion. In a diaristic style reminiscent of Jonas Mekas, director M. Sebastian Molina immerses himself in his younger cousins' lives and the significant changes they've witnessed, capturing their stories in a highly textured and impressionistic manner. His camera is like a prism, weaving together a fever dream of visuals that are both raw and immediate as he searches for identity and his own sense of belonging in Santa Lucía. Vivian Belik

Credits

  • Director(s)

    • M. Sebastian Molina
  • Producer(s)

    • Carolina Caballero Covarrubias
    • Tanya Alvarez
  • Writer(s)

    • M. Sebastian Molina
    • Karen Plata
  • Editor(s)

    • Eddie Rubio
    • M. Sebastian Molina
  • Cinematography

    • M. Sebastian Molina
  • Composer

    • Freinzer
    • Paulina Lozano
    • Coga Omar
    • Pedro Padilla
    • Ollie Viceraz
  • Sound

    • La Banda Sorona
    • Miguel Ángel Molina
    • Talia Ruiz
    • Cosme Álvarez
    • Carlos Pedraza

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