MORENITA is a genre-mixing visual poetry experience that digs into the bridges and barriers of language, womanhood, ancestral curses and assimilation through the friendship of two Latina immigrants in the US. Two women find themselves at a crossroads: one longs to remember home and the other longs to forget it. They meet in the middle, and through a journey of peeling off old skin and returning to their roots, they find that “home” is not always a place. Pushing the genre of cinema-in-verse, Morenita uses raw visuals, hints of magical realism and the power of language to explore the experience of female Latinx immigrants against a changing world. Divided into chapters, the film follows the trials of these two nomadic women who refuse to get lost in translation. The film is a journey into the deepest secrets of the soul, which prove to be far too complex to put into simple words.
Diana Valencia, Gabriela Ortega
Helena Sardinha, Rafael Thomaseto
Women Make Movies
Best Pitch at FEST New Directors New Films - Pitch Forum 2020
Finalist at Sundance Documentary Fund 2021