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Filmmakers Focus On Migrant Voices At San Diego Latino Film Festival

Photo by Kris Arciaga

Above: "Platicas" Director Kayla Mulholland talked about her career in film with KPBS Evening Edition Ebone Monet in the KPBS studios, March 12, 2019.

Films covering migrants at the San Diego-Baja California border will be featured next Tuesday as part of the San Diego Latino Film Festival's Migrant Voices Film Challenge.

A film jury selected 15 finalists from nearly 300 entries.

"The jury selected 15 honest, thought-provoking works that give voice to the migrants who have arrived at the border; the realities of their everyday lives; and the struggle of being caught in the crosshairs of a binational debate,” said festival organizers in a statement.

One of the finalists is Kayla Mulholland, director of “Platicas.” She sat down with KPBS Evening Edition Ebone Monet to talk about the film and her career.

Video by Andi Dukleth

The San Diego Latino Film festival is sponsored by the Media Arts Center San Diego, and the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The Migrant Voices Film Challenge finalists will screen their films Tuesday, March 19, at AMC Fashion Valley.

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