Category: Independent Shorts




Narrative Short  |  2019 |  11 minutes

Directed by Alessandra Lacorazza | A Meerkat Media Production

Carolina (Carmen Borla), a young Latinx immigrant woman lives with her mother (Maga Uzo) in the United States. She is the caretaker and sole lifeline to her isolated mother, who suffers from incapacitating depression. The burden of tending to an emotionally draining relationship in the midst of a crushing political climate, hostile to immigrants, leads Carolina to consider cutting ties with her mother for good. As her own sense of isolation and racing thoughts intensify, so too does her anger at her needy mother–the solace of a neighbor’s sauna provides her only escape to freedom.


World Premiere – Palm Springs International Shortfest

Official Selection – Durban International Film Festival, NALIP Summit, New York Latino Film Festival, Nitehawk Shorts Festival