Following the hospitalization of her mother, 11-year old Alba must move in with her father, a man she hardly knows. As Alba learns about her new surroundings, she and her father must overcome their introverted natures to form an authentic bond. Viva Mujeres Showcase.
Riding at night through streets deemed dangerous in Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos use their bicycles to confront the violence in their lives. The film rides along with the Ovas, exploring the impact of the group’s activism, born of feminist ideals, Indigenous understanding, and an urban/hood mentality, as they confront injustice, racism, and violence, taking back their streets, one ride at a time. Viva Mujeres Showcase
Since their parents’ split, Sara and her younger sister live with their mother, whose new partner is a woman. As Sara’s 13th birthday approaches, she feels overwhelmed by her first crush, puberty, and her parents’ squabbles, which begin to test her loyalty.
Sands of Silence
After 18 years of exposing stories of human trafficking and sexual exploitation, documentarian Chelo Alvarez-Stehle is inspired to examine secrets of her family’s past after meeting sex trafficking survivor, Virginia Isaias.
Patricia Ramos’s snapshot of contemporary Cuban life marks an exciting new direction for Cuban cinema. In the middle of La Habana, three friends meet on their rooftop day after day to discuss their dreams and aspirations. Though they lack the proper resources, they decide to start their own business, a decision that pushes them towards maturity, although at an unforeseen cost.
Independence, courage and perseverance are consistent in these stories about Latinas, by Latinas.