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Narrative Short Film
Directed by: Evelyn Lorena
Duration: 16 minutes
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Logline: A young undocumented Guatemalan woman dreams of joining a Country Club swim team in the American South.

Film Synopsis: It's the summer after high-school graduation and Gabriela, a young undocumented Guatemalan woman, pursues her dream of swimming for an illustrious Country Club swim team. Despite her single-minded determination, she is soon confronted with her over-protective mother’s fears, limitations on her economic and legal status, and her own self-judgment. As she attempts to find a way around the systems that exclude her, Gabriela is propelled on a journey towards self-acceptance. Gabriela is a quiet and poetic coming-of-age story that explores themes of identity and class differences in the American South.
Studio: Nouvelle Entertainment; Blended Future Project
Producers: Maris Lidaka
From: United States
Produced In: United States
Writers: Evelyn Lorena
Lead Actors: Evelyn LorenaMaria TelonViktor White

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