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October 8, 2020

Basta

Directed by Cecilia Albertini, Lesley Elizondo
DOCUMENTARY

 

Synopsis

Veronica was a 24 year old immigrant from El Salvador when she was sexually assaulted while working as a night janitor in Los Angeles. Thanks to her resilience and strength, she did not stay silent and created a grassroots movement to change the janitorial industry and fight its normalization of sexual abuse in the workplace.

Director Biography – Cecilia Albertini, Lesley Elizondo

Cecilia Albertini is an Italian born-American based director and writer whose work focuses on socially relevant female-centric stories.

Cecilia’s thesis film “Labor” has screened in over 40 international festivals around the world, including the Urbanworld Film Festival, The Wrap Shortlist and the Rome International Film Festival. In 2018, it was awarded Best Film at the Afrodite Film Festival, the leading female-centric film festival in Italy. It was broadcast on KCET and was acquired by Rai Cinema Channel in 2019.

Cecilia’s documentary “Francis Ford Coppola’s Live Cinema”, which followed the legendary director during the making of his latest Live Cinema workshop, was nominated for a American Association of Cinematographer’s Heritage Award. The episode that Cecilia directed for the show “Sanity” was nominated for a student Emmy Award in 2017.

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