Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Mija

Year: 2022
Country: USA, MEXICO
Language: English, Spanish
Run Time: 88 minutes

Mija
Mija
Mija

Doris Muñoz desperately longed for better representation in the indie music she listened to as a teenager. At 23, she took matters into her own hands and began a career in music talent management, passionately advocating for rising Latinx artists. Her swift success transformed her into a pillar for a community of first- and second-generation Americans seeking collective acceptance and healing through song. When Doris receives news that forces her to reconsider working in music, she finds Jacks Haupt, an auspicious young singer eager to break out of her parent’s home in Dallas, Texas. Beyond the sweet moments of joy, glitter, and hope, Doris and Jacks share the ever-present guilt of being the first American-born members of their undocumented families. For them, the pressure of financial success is heightened because it facilitates green card processing and family reunification. MIJA is an immensely emotional and intimate portrait honoring the resilience of immigrants and their children. Director Isabel Castro’s debut feature constructs an ethereal love letter to their indomitable spirit in the face of constant instability, and heartily affirms that all humans have the right to shine and to dream. —Sundance Film Festival

CIFF46 Screenings

Mimi Ohio Theatre

Thursday, April 07, 2022 at 7:40 PM

Saturday, April 09, 2022 at 9:15 AM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Sidebars
Latinx & Hispanic Cinema
Music Movies
Women of the World

Competitions
Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director

Director
Isabel Castro

Producers
Tabs Breese, Yesenia Tlahuel, Isabel Castro

Screenwriting
Isabel Castro

Cinematography
Isabel Castro, Luisa Conlon, David Rodriguez

Editing
Jennifer Tiexiera, Ora DeKornfeld, Alex Bohs

Community Partners

Cleveland Arts Education Consortium

LATINA, Inc.

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