Alessandra Lacorazza is a queer Colombian-American writer-director and editor based in Brooklyn. Her work deals with personal and cultural memory, and incorporates themes of migration, alienation, community, and resilience.
Alessandra’s short film “Mami” had its world premiere at Palm Springs ShortFest 2019, and was an official selection at NALIP, New York Latino Film Festival, Durban Film Festival and Nitehawk Shorts. Her project ‘In the Summers’ has been selected to participate in the 2020 NALIP Latino Media Market. She is a 2020 screenwriting fellow with WGA-East and FilmNation where she is working on a new script with mentors Jim Taylor and Erica Matlin.
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.
This video is a tribute to the lives lost at Pulse Orlando, which disproportionately affected the Latinx community. The video centers on queer community, our relationship to our bodies and the importance of safe, joyful, and celebratory spaces, especially queer bars.