New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) presents Immigrant Women: Sharing Our Voices Through Film, a five-part screening series of work by women filmmakers focusing on the immigrant experience throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
The third screening will take place on Friday, April 17th at 6:30pm at Maspeth High School and will showcase the feature film, Entre Nos.
Gloria La Morte and Paola Mendoza (Directors)
2009, 80 min
Entre Nos tells the story of a woman’s struggle to survive in New York City with her two children. Mariana (Paola Mendoza), totes her two children from the country and culture of Colombia to reunite with her husband in Queens, New York. Her life is devastatingly turned around when her husband abandons the family. With no where to go, Mariana and her kids struggle to survive in a foreign country as Mariana desperately searches for work. A powerful and bittersweet story reflecting upon the hope for the American dream.
About the Filmmakers:
Gloria La Morte has taken an active role in her filmmaking career as a writer and director. This New York City-based artist started making films in 2000 when she wrote, co-produced and starred in Details, her first film project. This dark comedy had its television premiere on HBO. In 2010, the dramatic feature film Entre Nos marked Ms La Morte’s debut as a feature narrative writer, director and editor. Inspired by a true story, Entre Nos had a world premiere at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival and received an Honorable Mention. It has since screened worldwide, winning over ten national and international festival awards. Among her feature editing credits is Autumn's Eyes (Winner Best Documentary Editing Award, Woodstock Film Festival) and Woven Waves (Winner of five national film festival awards). Gloria is currently working on several projects including A Paso de Mangles, a drama inspired by true events about three Colombian women's lives and Soledad, an adaptation of the book by Angie Cruz. Her current comedy web series Get Some!, can be seen on KollideTV.
Paola Mendoza was named one of the Filmmaker Magazine 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2009. She is an actress and filmmaker from Colombia. Ms. Mendoza began her career directing documentaries. Her films include La Toma, which was commissioned by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Tribeca Film Institute, Autumn's Eyes, Still Standing, and Without the King. Ms. Mendoza recently finished her first novel called The Ones Who Don’t Stay about a young family who flees war-torn Colombia in the Seventies and tries to make a home in Los Angeles. It is available through Penguin Books. Mendoza is currently working on a documentary series for HBO about three generations of one Latino family living the American dream. She is also working on A Paso de Mangles with Gloria La Morte which was recently selected to participate in IFP's No Border's section.
There will be a Q&A reception with the filmmakers following the screening. To figure out the best route to Maspeth High School located at 54-40 74th St, please refer to HopStop.
Produced by Elizabeth Estrada
A Special Thanks to City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley who selected New York Women in Film & Television to receive funding for the Cultural Immigrant Initiative.
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Jun. 16, 2015