Saving Salvador

This film is available for the run of the festival starting the day of Thanksgiving 2021. To watch or to vote for this film please click on the orange “TICKETS” button below and purchase a ticket for BLOCK 4.  You also have the option to buy the Movie Buff Pass to watch all the films of the festival until December 15, 2021.


A dark comedy about three sisters who take matters into their own hands when bureaucratic chaos prevents them from doing what’s right for their father.

0c8bfc9136 headshotDirector Biography – Luisa Maria González

Luisa Maria González is a Mexican immigrant and first-generation American writer, director and producer from Cd. Juarez and El Paso, TX. She seeks to uplift, advocate for, and challenge the Latine diaspora through compelling, Latine-led stories that have the potential to inspire positive social change.

Her work has been showcased in festivals that include the El Paso Film Festival, the Official Latino Film and Arts Festival and the Las Cruces International Film Festival among others. She is a 20’ graduate from the Radio-Television-Film program at the University of Texas at Austin and is currently based in Austin, TX.

Director Statement

Salvando A Salvador is a dark comedy inspired by the real life events surrounding my grandfather’s passing in Ciudad Juárez, my family’s hometown.

I chose to tell this story because I wanted to showcase Mexican folklore in unprecedented scenery and the peculiar relationship towards death that has been cultivated within Mexican culture, present a systemic crisis within the Mexican public health sector in an engaging way, and honor my grandfathers fantastic sense of humor.

I hope you enjoy watching as much as we did creating it.

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