Dir. Jessica Mendez Siqueiros (USA,2018) 10 min / Rated PG
When Maia, a mixed race Latina woman, sets out to reconnect with her traditional Mexican roots on her Nana’s 100th birthday, things go terribly wrong. A dark comedy about what it means to be the ‘other’ in the family.
Jessica Mendez Siqueiros is an award-winning Mexican-American Actor & Writer/Director on a mission to normalize complex & authentic narratives about the Southwest Mexican-American community through film. Her filmmaking style is highly cinematic and composed. Both comedic and heart-wrenching, Jessica pulls from political and societal structures to create commentaries around the need for social change.