(Dominican Republic, 2016) Dir. Yanillys Perez

Synopsis: Jeffrey, a 12-year-old who works as a traffic light windshield wiper somewhere in the Dominican Republic, introduces us to his reality. And he does so displaying a near preternatural self-consciousness about his social situation. Along with his brothers, Jeffrey stands for a whole generation of children that struggle in the midst of a deeply unbalanced economic system to attain a dreamed-for future, to sustain his current present, and to leave their past behind. Through music and reggaeton rhyming, Jeffrey copes with his all-too-adult responsibilities, facing a society that constantly fails to answer his needs.

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