Block 4 | Ties That Bind

Saving Salvador

Directed by Luisa Maria González

A dark comedy about three sisters who take matters into their own hands when bureaucratic chaos prevents them from doing what’s right for their father.
Tejano Night

Directed by Alexander Rosales

While out of town at a family gathering in South Texas, an awkward Mexican-American, Mijo, is forced to tag along with his cousin to a local bar after butchering his Spanish pronunciation at dinner.
With His Eyes Closed

Directed by Jose Navas

In the city of Miami, Andres and his younger brother Miguel are living under the control of their physically abusive father. After Andres decides to skip school, his seemingly adventurous escape brings an unexpected consequence. However, this experience propels him to fight back against his father in a fearless attempt to protect his younger brother.

Directed by Hilary Bettis

A woman struggling to cope with her young son's tragic death finds solace in a balloon that belonged to the child. But this new comfort alienates her from her living son, forcing her to face her unimaginable grief before she loses the child she still has.
Speeding Toward Red Lights

Directed by Jonathan Lee-Rey

Becca Santiago thought she was going to change the world in Washington DC, but she's reluctantly found herself back home wondering how to move forward.

Directed by Zoé Salicrup Junco

Several weeks after a devastating hurricane, a young woman, María, returns home to care for her suicidal father. Following the aftermath of Hurricane María, this short film shines a light on the mental health deterioration underserved communities, like Puerto Rico, endure after natural disasters.
Serenity Prayer

Directed by Amanda Morell

A short experimental piece that will transport you through the memories of an absent father.
Home Movies - The Murder

Directed by Lorena Russi

A shy, Colombian father regales his nosy daughter in the story about the night he was famously arrested for murder.
Our Shag Pad

Directed by Aldo Pisano

A Cuban ladies' man has his life turned upside down when a young Latina visits his beloved apartment. A mockumentary taking place in the 1960s.
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