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Institute of Contemporary Arts
December 2022
Mija, dir. Isabel Castro, USA 2022, 88 min., English

Isabel Castro’s deeply involving debut feature explores community, identity and the American Dream through the eyes of two young women raised by undocumented Mexican immigrants north of the border – the first members of their family to be born in the USA.

Doris Muñoz is a twentysomething native of Southern California, a hard worker determined to find her place in the music business through her Mija management company. Jacks Haupt is a young Dallas-based singer-songwriter hoping to make her own luck in an industry short on opportunity. Haupt and Muñoz’s ambitions are not merely their own – by circumstance more than choice, the pair hold the dreams and fears of their families in their hands. Castro’s intimate, emphathetic feature pays beautiful tribute to these two quietly remarkable women – and to the families who helped to shape them into what they are today.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Isabel Castro and film participants Doris Muñoz and Jacks Haupt, hosted by Doc Society director Shanida Scotland.
08:40 pm
Wed, 07 Sep 2022
Cinema 1

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