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The Inclusion Fellowship Shorts - Afro Latino Cohort includes screenings of
Somos de Aquí, Hoar, Sin Raíces, Daughter of the Sea and Bodies Will Tumble and Roll

Date Location Time Tickets
Saturday, June 4, 2022 TCL Chinese Theaters Auditorium 1 9:00 PM PDT BUY TICKETS
Sunday, June 5, 2022 VIRTUAL Screening All Day BUY TICKETS

World Premiere

Somos de Aquí

Directed by Elyssa Aquino

United States | 24:00 | 2022

A love story Haitian-Dominican man & a Dominican woman, separated by unforeseen events.

Somos de Aquí is a love story taking place in 2013 between a Haitian-Dominican man (Miguel) and a Dominican woman (Mar). These two childhood friends reunite after Mar loses her visa in New York, and is forced to move back to her hometown. Miguel is determined to show his depressed friend a good time, so he brings her on a magical journey through the mountains of Jarabacoa, and introduces her to his thriving arts community. Mar and Miguel begin falling for each-other, but unfortunately their love story comes to an end due to unforeseen events.
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Elyssa Aquino is a 29 year old Dominican woman, who was born and raised in the Bronx. She serves as a full time Director, DP, and Editor. She has a strong background in television and digital production. She has worked with celebrities such as Oprah, Kevin Hart, and Maluma. Aside from her passion in film making, she is also the CEO of her own production company called "Strange Mango Productions" which serves as an all women of color production company that focuses on empowering women both behind and in front of the camera.
Type of Film Inclusion Short
Country of Origin United States
Year Film Was Completed 2022
Runtime 24:00
Director Elyssa Aquino
Written by Elyssa Aquino
Cinematography Nana Baez
Edited by Elyssa Aquino
Music by Elyssa Aquino
Sound Design Zach Egan
Art Direction Jairo Aguasvivas
Main Cast Ramón Emilio Candelario, Lía Lizardo, Lidia Ariza, Marie Francia Sterlin