Reel Sisters Film Festival 2020

AMERICA'S LOST PROMISE - Reel Sisters Shorts

Expired November 18, 2020 8:00 AM
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Four shorts about dreams unfulfilled in America and a short satire on a plot to rebuild Haiti.


(5 mins I Narrative I France I dir. Maharaki)

To rebuild Haiti, three soldiers put together an audacious plan.


(8 mins I Narrative I United States I dir. Vergi Rodriguez & Diana Zollicoffer )

Lily Cruz, a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act, travels on a medical volunteer mission and upon returning to the USA a Transportation Security Administration agent isn’t so welcoming.


(15 mins I Narrative I United States I dir. Angelita Mendoza)

Jay is the leader of a militia of citizens that detain immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. His world is turned upside down when an illegal immigrant and his young daughter break into his home.


(16 mins I Narrative I United States I dir. Alejandra Parody)

In near-term future America, the word “citizen” has come to define a narrower portion of the population, and elite corruption goes unchecked.


(6 mins I Experimental I United States I dir. Cathleen Campbell)

Based on Selina Hernandez’s angry, funny and heartfelt poem about the East Harlem neighborhood she loves — and fears she’s losing. She’s not the only one. Gentrification affects millions of people all across America.

  • Runtime
    50 minutes
  • Country
    United States
  • Note
    Drama, Satire, Experimental
  • Director
    Maharaki, Vergi Rodriguez, Angelita Mendoza, Alejandra Parody, Cathleen Campbell
  • Screenwriter
    Maharaki, Vergi Rodriguez, Angelita Mendoza, Daniel Sole, Selina Hernandez
  • Producer
    ROCK ROSE, Vergi Rodriguez, Diana Zollicoffe, Ricardo G. Mendoza, Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner, Eshu Vejigante