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Several weeks after a devastating hurricane, a young woman, María, returns home to care for her suicidal father. While she waits for him to be discharged from the hospital, she becomes obsessed with cleaning up his withered apartment. Without water, light, or food, she struggles against an uncertainty that consumes her until she finally hears her father’s comforting voice. But when María runs to him, everything changes.

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.

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Director Biography – Zoé Salicrup Junco

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Zoé is an award-winning director, writer, and producer. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, her short films have screened in festivals including Tribeca, Palm Springs, Clermont Ferrand, and HBO NY Latino Film Festival, Urbanworld, and NALIP Latino Media Fest. In 2012, her film “GABI” garnered her top prizes like the King Screenwriting Award, the Wasserman Directing Award, the National Board of Review Student Grant, and a spot in The Independent Magazine’s “Top 10 Filmmakers to Watch” list. Moreover her commercial body of work includes creating content for brands like Sony, ESPN, Bausch & Lomb, and more. Zoé is a 2013 Cinefestival/Sundance Latino Screenwriters Project Fellow and a participant at the 2016 Sundance Women’s Financing Intensive Project Fellow and the 2019-2020 Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop for Artists. She’s also an active member of the New York Women in Film & Television Organization and the NYC Women’s Filmmakers Group. Most recently, her short film “MARISOL” won the HuffPost Social Impact Award, and is now available on HBO. To read more about Zoé, visit her website www.zoesj.com.




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