Greencard Warriors Best Director Award at Latino FF in LA
Greencard Warriors, written and directed by Miriam Kruishoop and produced by Miriam Kruishoop, Bronwyn Cornelius and Julian Cautherley, was screened at the 16th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, held from October 10-14, 2013.
Greencard Warriors follows the story of 14-year-old Angel, an undocumented Latino teen and his family, who struggle to find their place in American society. With the promise of naturalization papers, the US Military presents Angel's father with the opportunity for a brighter future for his family if they send their eldest son into the US Army. With his brother gone, Angel and his new found love are vulnerable to the attention of a local street gang whilst the family is left to deal with the inevitably tragic consequences of the choices they have made.
Miriam Kruishoop: “Many years ago I saw a recruitment billboard in East LA for the US Marines Corps, in Spanish. Later it occurred to me that recruitment for the Army or for a gang isn't that different. They use similar tactics. They all fight for an identity. It’s about belonging and defending what you believe should be yours.”
Miriam Kruishoop is a filmmaker and a photographer. She won prizes with her short films Da Silva and Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman. With her first feature film Vive Elle that she made while she was still a student at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy she premiered at the IFFR Festival in Rotterdam and was awarded with the Tiger Award. Her second feature film Unter den Palmen premiered at the NFF Festival Utrecht where she was awarded for Best Director.
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