POZOLE

Directed by Jessica Mendez Siqueiros

SHORTS PROGRAM 4

SUNDAY 11/17/2019

3pm

@ Made In NY Media Center by IFP

When Maia, a mixed race Latina woman, sets out to reconnect with her traditional Mexican roots on her Nana's 100th birthday, things go terribly wrong. A dark comedy about what it means to be the 'other' in the family.

FILMMAKER

⁣⁣⁣Jessica Mendez Siqueiros is a Mexican-American writer/director & actress seeking to normalize complex & authentic narratives about the Southwest Mexican-American community through film.Her debut short film Pozole is an official selection of SIFF, LALIFF, Indy Shorts, Nashville, Hamptons and over 50 film festivals to date. Selected as a director mentee in the AT&T Hello Lab Mentorship Program, she is currently directing her next short film under the guidance of Lena Waithe.