It's a robust work of self-discovery for two girls at the most awkward and confusing years of their young lives. And a testament to Aurora Guerrero's storytelling prowess."
— The Hollywood Reporter
Mosquita y Mari
This film is a part of OUT Here.
This screening will be hosted by Mahkia Greene and the students of TakeBrakeMake, an Indie Grits Labs after-school program designed to empower high school student storytellers through new media.
Director: Aurora Guerrero
A coming of age story that focuses on a tender friendship between Yolanda and Mari, two young Chicanas growing up in immigrant households in Los Angeles. When Mari moves in across the street from Yolanda, they maintain their usual life routine, until an incident at school thrusts them into a friendship and into unknown territory. As their friendship grows, a yearning to explore their strange yet beautiful connection surfaces. Mounting pressures at home collide with their new-found connection, forcing them to choose between their obligations to others and staying true to themselves.