Political Shorts

  • 73 mins

Captivating short stories about the lives affected by politics around the Americas. In shorts ranging from four to seventeen minutes, you will see Chile, Colombia, Mexico and US through the lens of those living with dictatorships and the hardships of immigration.

In this program


Directed by Andres Tudela

Mourning the loss of a loved one isn’t easy, but it’s even more difficult to comprehend when bloodshed is caused by war.

Shoe Shiner

Directed by Andrés Gallegos

Chile 1989. Pinochet in power. Diego is an 11 years old shoe shiner struggling to survive and forced to grow up too soon.

Guardian Angel

Directed by Tatan Donoso

During Pinochet bloody dictatorship, more than 300 kids were killed. Now, they are coming back to life seeking for revenge.


Directed by Edison Sanchez

Yover is barely twelve, but he must work. With a vivid imagination, he fantasizes playtime with the other kids.

The Land We Live In

Directed by Diego Quintero, Marco Aurelio Celis

Two characters with different nationalities that happen to be in the same city and with the same purpose: find happiness and achieve the American dream.


Directed by Noel Braham

A veteran turned superhero impersonator faces the harsh reality of her living circumstances despite her attempt to normalize her chaotic life.

Dates & Times
Opera Plaza Cinema

Wed, Sep 25
6:00 pm