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Omolara

This short film will screen with other short films in Block 6 | Amor es Amor
Saturday, December 10th at 2pm
Palm Springs Art Museum. Palm Springs, California.
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An interconnected story between two couples from different generations who share an important day – one hopeful Nigerian/Italian couple choosing a name for their baby before immigrating from Italy, the other, two young women in love in LA, moving in together for the first time.

Director Biography – Andrew Vasquez

Andres Vazquez (Andrew Vasquez) is a first generation Latinx and writer-director from Los Angeles. His work has premiered with Remezcla, NPR Music ALT LATINO, and the LA Film Festival. Andres’s most recent film, Wilderness, which addresses the crisis of homelessness in the United States, was an official selection of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (2020), The Social Justice Film Festival (2020), and HOLA Mexico Film Festival, presented by HBO and The Hollywood Foreign Press Association. His recent script, Despierta, won the Sundance Co//ab Sound as Storytelling Challenge (2020) presented by the Dolby Institute.

As the seventh son of Mexican immigrants and a descendant of the Bracero Program, Andres’s filmmaking examines the relationship between work and identity, and the dialectical process of people making something out of what their situation is making of them. He believes in creating stories that are willing to tell the truth and the condition of truth that not only allows marginalized narratives to speak but to stay in contact with the humanity of those that these stories are depicting.

Andres was a Film Independent Project Involve Directing Fellow (2020). He was recently awarded the 2021 DB Frieze LA Film Award Fellowship, presented by Deutsche Bank, Frieze, Ghetto Film School, and in partnership with Endeavor Content. He is currently developing his first feature film.

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