Isabel Rodas and Gabriel Páez (Ecuador, 2015) 104 min
A six-month artistic residency where rural youngsters from across Azuay -a province in the south of the Ecuadorian Andes- lived for six months to produce their fist feature film based on their first assignment: to talk to the elders in the community and bring a story based on myths, legends or traditions of the community, to be the basis for the script they would write among their contemporary concerns. One of the main interests is to rescue oral history as intangible heritage.
The main theme of the movie discusses the multiple perspectives of the journey of undocumented migrants travelling to the United States and their families who stay back home. In that sense, it is a priority to bring the film to the large Ecuadorian community in New York City and surrounding areas, as well as a number of other Latin American immigrants who will see in this movie a very familiar journey.
Q&A with Isabel Rodas and Gabriel Páez, (producers)