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October 3, 2019

Mariposa Directed By Kristian Mercado Figueroa

BLOCK 3

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1
12:00PM – 2:00PM

All screenings will take place at
COLLEGE OF THE DESERT | POLLOCK THEATER
43500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, CA

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Synopsis

Mariposa is a poetic exploration on single motherhood through the words of contemporary poet Rachel Inez Marshall. The story explores the emotional gaps between generations of Latinx Woman. We see how the day to day lives of mothers and daughters flash between love & loss.

The film is shot in Spanish Harlem and Puerto Rico.

Director Biography – Kristian Mercado Figueroa

2019 SXSW Film Festival Jury Award Winner | Music Videos
Kris has worked with Hannibal Buress, Billie Eilish, Awkwafina, Migos, Joey BadA$$, De La Soul, YG, MF Doom, Bernie Sanders, and for Adidas, Planned Parenthood, Glamour Magazine, MTV. He’s also created lots of work with frequent collaborator Adult Swim. Winner of American Diversity Award in 2018.

He works within the Latinx diaspora exploring themes of Love and Loss. Telling stories of the American Working Class, and the things that unite them across race and class. As of late his work has deep ties to Puerto Ricans and their invisibility in media and their shared trauma in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

Director Statement

Mariposa is a continuation of my work exploring my own personal experience as a Puerto Rican. Dealing with great loss, I’m tasked to give voice to those who might not have it, and it’s my mission to use film as a means to give us visibility.

 

 

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