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María

Program 3
Sunday, May 24th 5 PM PST

FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH THE DIRECTOR

MARÍA

Set against the devastation of a recent hurricane, a young woman’s mental health is pushed to the edge when she returns home to care for her suicidal father. Following the aftermath of Hurricane María, this short film shines a light on the mental health deterioration underserved communities, like Puerto Rico, endure after natural disasters.

INFO

Director(s): Zoé Salicrup Junco
Year: 2019
Length: 12 min
Country: Puerto Rico
Website: zoesj.com

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR(S)

 

 

Zoé Salicrup is an award-winning director, writer, and producer from Puerto Rico. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, her short films have screened in festivals including Tribeca, Palm Springs, and Clermont Ferrand. Her short film “Gabi” (2012) garnered her top prizes like the King Screenwriting Award, the Wasserman Directing Award, the National Board of Review Student Grant, and a spot in The Independent Magazine’s “Top 10 Filmmakers to Watch” list. Zoé is a 2013 Cinefestival/Sundance Latino Screenwriters Project Fellow and a participant at the 2016 Sundance Women’s Financing Intensive and the 2019-2020 Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop for Artists. Most recently, her short film “Marisol” won the HuffPost Social Impact Award, and is now available on HBO.