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Documentary Achievement Award

Director Isabel Castro will be in attendance at the first In-Theater screening to participate in a post-screening Q&A.

Doris Muñoz desperately longed for better representation in the indie music she listened to as a teenager. At 23, she took matters into her own hands and began a career in music talent management, passionately advocating for rising Latinx artists. Her swift success transformed her into a pillar for a community of first- and second-generation Americans seeking collective acceptance and healing through song. When Doris receives news that forces her to reconsider working in music, she finds Jacks Haupt, an auspicious young singer eager to break out of her parent’s home in Dallas, Texas. Beyond the sweet moments of joy, glitter, and hope, Doris and Jacks share the ever-present guilt of being the first American-born members of their undocumented families. For them, the pressure of financial success is heightened because it facilitates green card processing and family reunification.


Isabel Castro is a four time Emmy-nominated filmmaker. She was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film" and DOC NYC’s “40 Under 40". She has fellowships with Concordia, Firelight and Chicken & Egg. Mija is her first feature.

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  • Runtime
    88 minutes
  • Language
    English, Spanish
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Florida Premiere
  • Director
    Isabel Castro
  • Screenwriter
    Isabel Castro
  • Producer
    Tabs Breese, Yesenia Tlahuel
  • Cinematographer
    Isabel Castro
  • Editor
    Jen Tiexiera, Ora DeKornfeld, Alex Bohs
  • Music
    Helado Negro