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Towards the Sun

Unter der drohenden Gefahr einer Abschiebung bricht ein unbegleiteter Minderjähriger zu einem Kinderheim in Texas auf. Auf dieser heilenden Reise lernt er, sich durch die Kraft der Kunst auszudrücken.

Movie data

Year of production: 2016

Country: United Kingdom,USA

Language: Spanish

Length: 20 minutes

Directed by: Monica Santis

Production: Rosa Santis, Humberto Pérez

Cast: Karen & Daniela García Cruz, Jeannie Carter Cruz, Yarisel Estrada, Humberto Pérez

Screenplay: Elie Choufany, Monica Santis

Camera: Zeta Spyraki

Cut: Monica Santis

About the director

Monica Santis

Monica is a director/producer based in Austin, Texas. After graduating from Boston College, she worked as the Director of Outreach for the Austin School of Film for several years. During her time at ASOF, she helped develop the Cine Joven bilingual youth film program and worked as a producer for the NAMAC and SXSW Youth MAFIA Film Festivals. She received her master’s degree from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and graduated from GW’s Documentary Film Institute before enrolling at the London Film School. She recently received her master’s degree in filmmaking from LFS with a specialization in directing. Her work has been screened at film festivals across North America and Europe.