2014/ USA/ GREECE/ 85 MINS
FEATURING JOHANNA TRUJILLO, ROBERTO SANCHEZ, ELOY MENDEZ
DIRECTED BY: MIKE OTT
NON-THEATRICAL: AVAILABLE FOR TV, VOD & FILM FESTIVALS ONLY
Francisco, a middle-aged Cuban exile working at a holding house for il- legal immigrants crosses paths with Cecilia, a 10 year old Mexican girl who has crossed the border without her family.
When all options of being reconnected with her estranged father fail, Cecilia escapes to the desert. While on her own, she turns the desert into a fantastical world - creating characters and stories to make the hopelessness of the empty landscape a survivable habitat.
Through navigating what was supposed to be both Francisco and Cecilia’s promise land, they find a common hope in each other while journeying through the hauntingly beautiful and desolate world that is Lake Los Angeles.