The UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese is happy to share with you that Aguilas, Professor Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, and Maite Zubiaurre’s mini-doc is the winner of the SXSW 2021 Documentary Shorts Jury Award!
See below the Jury Statement.
“Águilas is a film that most poignantly displays the need immigrants feel to come to America — even at the cost of starvation and death. Failed attempts are presented by a backpack, a sweater, and scattered bones. How desperate the dream is of a perfect landing that ends so tragically.”
Here is the link to the award: https://www.sxsw.com/festivals/film-awards/