Shorts Program 1 includes BEFORE MADRID, CONSUELO, DEAD ENDERS, DETOX, FLORES DEL OTRO PATIO, HOT LATIN NIGHTS AT THE GRANADA, HOW TO LASSO and MONARCAS
|Thursday, June 1, 2023||TCL Chinese Theaters Auditorium 4||6:30 PM PDT||BUY TICKETS|
West Coast Premiere
Directed by Diana Larrea
USA | 13 min | 2022
This is the story of the two Guatemalan day laborers in Homestead, FL whose fight against wage theft in their community took them on a journey of personal transformation.
In Florida, over one billion dollars in wages are stolen from the pockets of workers every year. Following the migration journey and metamorphosis of the monarch butterflies, the short documentary "Monarcas" tells the story of two Guatemalan undocumented day laborers, Pedro and Alejandro, who migrated from Central America in search of a better future for their families, only to have their wages extorted by a Miami roofer. In this inspiring story, the workers seek help from a local organization and navigate the complexities of court proceedings to regain their dignity. In the process, they become activists and organizers, helping others like them to fight for their rights, despite their immigrant status.
Diana Larrea is a Peruvian filmmaker and documentary photographer currently based in Miami and Cusco. She was recently selected for the Knight Heroes Short Documentary Development Program, supported by IF/Then and the Miami Film Festival, where she also premiered her directorial debut, "Monarcas,"a short documentary highlighting the crisis of wage theft among undocumented day laborers in Homestead, FL. She was the editor of "Madame Pipi" (2021), an official selection at DOC NYC, "Birthright" (2021), and "Fearless" (2020). In 2019 Larrea served as editor of the Emmy-winning cultural documentary short "Six Degrees of Immigration"
|Type of Film||Short|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Year Film Was Completed||2022|
|Social media Handles||IG: @monarcasfilm, @parcialmentenublada, @primegaze, @oolitearts, @wecount_fl|
|Written by||Diana Larrea|
|Edited by||Diana Larrea|
|Music by||Carlos Mejia|
|Sound Design||Scott Pringle|
|Main Cast||Alejandro and Pedro|