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Shorts: Latinx & Chill

Get ready for your daily dose of Latinidad! Hailing from Venezuela, Brazil, and of course, Stateside here in our own backyard — or patio if that’s more your thing — these films paint vivid, uplifting portraits of a proud, resilient, and diverse community. Whether it’s letting go of past traumas, making new and life-changing connections, or standing up to outdated gender norms, it’s clear that there isn’t a single voice for the Latinx experience.

 

 


Waking Hour
Directed by Nava Mau | USA | 13 min

A young trans woman balances concerns about her safety and her desire for intimacy while figuring out what she wants.

Guarding Santos
Directed by Adelina Anthony | USA | 11 min | English, Spanish with English subtitles

A Mexican American child rebels against gender norms, forcing her traditional parents to make a choice about how to raise her.

Neither From Here Nor There (Ni de aqui, ni de alla)
Directed by Carlos Valdivia | USA | 14 min | English, Spanish with English subtitles

Jose spirals into a fit of anxiety preparing for an interview that could determine the course of his future.

Dive (Salta)
Directed by Mariane Amelinckx | Venezuela | 14 min | Spanish with English subtitles

Julia goes to the pool and remembers that, sometimes, life challenges us to make the decision to keep going.

Somebody Else
Directed by Abram Cerda | USA | 7 min

Abel and Pacheco have the deepest chemistry, but is it an intimate love affair or just a situation-ship?

Before Today (Ontem)
Directed by Thiago Kistenmacker | Brazil | 14 min | Portuguese with English subtitles

A transgender woman is haunted by her own past and faces the child she once was in order to truly be herself.

From Now On
Directed by Ivonne Coll, Javier Rios | USA | 11 min

Two Latinas stop on their way to Northern California to reflect upon the life-altering decision they’ve just made.

Victory Boulevard
Directed by Johnny Alvarez | USA | 12 min

In the heat and haze of a Van Nuys summer, two teenage boys discover an unexpected connection.