Rocío, a Colombian immigrant girl living in New York, where she is forced to work as a cleaner, learns that her grandmother is serious ill and is about to pass away. Since distance make communication with her family more difficult, Rocío has no choice but to rely on technology to say farewell to her grandmother.
(Chile) is currently pursuing a Film MFA at Columbia University, NY. Her short film Soy Sola has screened in Latin America, Europe and USA, where it was granted the Jury Award on the DGA Student Competition. Currently, she develops her first feature film Decorous Woman, and prepares her thesis short film So They Say that will be shot in Southern Chile.
Soy sola (cm, 2019), La virgen, la vieja, el viaje (cm, 2020).
“This story is meant to portray these feelings: distance and longing for home. It’s a visual letter that mixes styles to convey the most authentic depiction of the daily routine in Rocío’s life. As a Colombian cleaner who has been submerged in the American working culture, made invisible by the system, and unable to connect with her surroundings, she uses technology to reconnect with what she has left behind.”