Child of the Desert (non-competition)

Directed by Iliana Sosa
El Paso, TX

Date/ Time: Saturday, April 22nd at 12:30pm
Runtime: 20 minutes
Genre: Narrative Short
Film Block: Femme Frontera (non-competition)

In this wrenching narrative short, a military mother grieving the loss of her son befriends an undocumented immigrant in the West Texas desert. Both alone, rejected by their communities, and united in their shared grief, they find strange solace one another’s company. Together they confront their grief as they search for closure and say goodbye to those they’ve lost.

 

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