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Hope, Soledad

Directed by Yolanda Cruz

USA, Mexico | 79 min | 2021

Two women meet along a traditional pilgrimage in Oaxaca, Mexico, a journey that will show them the power of self-discovery and empathy in the path of healing.

Two women, Hope and Soledad, meet on a pilgrimage to the rural town of Juquila in Oaxaca, Mexico. Hope, a college student, finds herself in her mother's homeland after being displaced from her home in California. Soledad, on the other hand, tries to free herself from her deceased lover, and to end her marriage with her husband who lives in the U.S.

Together, they walk in communion with pilgrims as they deal with their struggles and discover the power of self-discovery, empathy and understanding in their search for a path for healing.
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Yolanda Cruz is an independent filmmaker from Mexico. She draws from the tradition of oral storytelling to create film narratives about art, immigration and indigenous cultures. Yolanda holds an MFA from the UCLA film school and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College. Cruz is also a Sundance Institute Fellow. Yolanda's latest feature, Hope, Soledad is part of the 19th FICM official selection. She is currently working on her second feature film La Raya, developed at Sundance NativeLab, Director's Lab and Screenwriters Lab. She has participated in six editions of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).
Type of Film Feature
Country of Origin USA, Mexico
Year Film Was Completed 2021
Runtime 79 min
Social media Handles @hopesoledadmovie, @flordeluz.cinema, @petatefilms
Director Yolanda Cruz
Produced by Luis Fernando Guízar, Yolanda Cruz, Norma Iris Santiago
Written by Yolanda Cruz
Cinematography Luis Fernando Guízar
Edited by Luis Fernando Guízar, Yolanda Cruz
Music by Pepe Carlos, Alex Bendaña
Sound Design Maria Murillo
Art Direction Norma Iris Santiago
Main Cast Hope, Frida Cruz Soledad, Karen Daneida