Kiko, a recent college dropout supervises day laborers at a factory, among the temp workers is Maria, an old high school acquaintance. As their friendship grows, he finds out that her dreams of college were never realized after discovering that she wasn’t born in the US. Now, years later, Maria is stuck in this dead end job where she makes ends meet to provide for her 6 year old daughter, Ethelyn; whom she is raising alone as a single parent. Kiko and Maria’s friendship is tested after ICE raids the factory and before getting deported, she asks Kiko to promise and look after her daughter.
Kiko always trying to do the right thing takes care of Ethelyn, with the reluctant help from his mom, Juana. Maria is sent to a border town where danger lurks at every corner. She is helpless and alone in a land, that even though she was born in, she is a stranger to. Kiko struggles with what right and legal and comes to understand that they are not always the same thing. He promises Ethelyn to reunite her with her mother and sets out to help bring Maria back.
➤ Category: Drama
? Director: Felix Martiz
Time: 30 min.
? Country: Mexico, United States
Language: English, Spanish
? Type: Short