Mija

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Showings

Landmark Center Sat, May 14 12:00 PM
The Main 5 Wed, May 18 9:20 PM
Virtual
Virtual Available In:MN Only
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Nextwave Global Features
Women & Film
Documentary
Cine Latino
Tags:Documentary
Latino/Hispanic/Iberian
Music
Women Directors
Immigration
Culture & Society
Youth
Release Year:2022
Runtime:88 min
Country/Region:USA
Mexico
Language:English
Spanish
Print Source:Tertulia Pictures
Cast/Crew
Director:Isabel Castro
Executive Producer:Jenny Raskin
Lauren Haber
Geralyn White Dreyfous
Marni E.J. Grossman
Radhi Taylor
Davis Guggenheim
Producer:Tabitha Breese
Isabel Castro
Yesenia Tlahuel
Cinematographer:Isabel Castro
Screenwriter:Isabel Castro
Editor:Alex Bohs
Ora Dekornfeld
Jennifer Tiexiera
Principal Cast:Helado Negro
Filmography:Doris Muñoz
Jacks Haupt

Description

Age 15+, YA documentary

Indie music manager Doris Muñoz looks back on childhood experiences with her close-knit family and her early career launching the pop star, Cuco. Being the first American-born member of her undocumented family means coming of age is complicated by the added responsibilities of green card processing and family reunification. In spite of the crushing pressures, Doris hustles to find new musical talent amongst a community of children of immigrants for whom success is more than an individual dream, it’s a collective lifeline.

Mija is an emotional and moving portrait of an ambitious young woman moving up in the music world while staying deeply connected to her parents as they struggle for secure permanent residency status, financial stability, and the freedom to safely visit their beloved family in Mexico. As the only family member who can traverse the border safely, Mija represents the hope, guilt, and challenges of first generation youth.


Director Biography

Isabel Castro

Nominated for four Emmy awards, Isabel Castro is a Mexican-American filmmaker who has been named one of Filmmaker magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film and DOC NYC’s 40 Under 40. She has directed the short documentaries “Darlin” (2019) and “USA vs. Scott” (2020). Mija (2022) is her first feature documentary.


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