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Puro Shorts 2.0

Puro Shorts 2.0

5:30 p.m. | Short Film Program

This collection of vibrant short films showcases dynamic new works by Latina directors.


Directed by: Esmeralda Hernandez, 2018, USA, 9 min

With an increase of immigration sweeps happening around Texas, a girl’s excitement for her 8th birthday is derailed by the reality of her dad’s expired visa.

Plane Pretend

Directed by: Sharon Arteaga, 2018, USA, 18 min

Pilar and her brothers are ecstatic to take their first flight, but they must hide their excitement or risk revealing their undocumented status and being deported.


Directed by: Maria Victoria Ponce, 2019, USA, 9 min

Stuck indoors, instead of battling imaginary villains, adventurous Aurora must help her grandmother, the local curandera, ease the pains and ailments of neighbors and family. Only when she herself needs some healing does she recognize the real superhero.

Rosa’s Esperanza

Directed by: Amanda Reyes, 2018 USA, 11 min

An intimate story about a mother trying to reconnect with her daughter after bringing her home from being incarcerated for ten years.

Chicle (Gum)

Directed by: Lizette Barrera, 2019, USA, 14 min

An ill-tempered teenager attempts to find peaceful solitude on the day of her grandfather’s passing until an estranged friend pays her a visit.


Directed by: Zoé Salicrup Junco, 2018, USA, 15 min

When a young mother takes a risk to provide for her daughter, a stranger turns her transgression into a nightmare.

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