Home: Joselyn’s Story

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Home: Joselyn’s Story


This short film was produced during The Representation Project’s 2019 Summer Youth Media Academy in Oakland, California. The first time filmmaking team was made up of Isabel L., Leonie S., Griselda M., Susana T. & Nattaly G. A film about home, love, and motherhood, “Home: Joselyn’s Story” is the story of Joselyn. She was brought to the United States from Honduras by her mother when she was nine years old. As a mother now, she reflects on the decision her mother made for her, risking everything to give her daughter a better life.

Film Festival Acceptances: Las Cruces International Film Festival, New York World Film Festival, Cine Las Americas Film Festival (Audience Award Winner), Reel Girls Film Festival (Rising Star Award Winner), Skiptown Film Festival (Best Documentary Short Award Winner), Chicago Southland International Film Festival, Life Screenings International Short Film Festival, Miami Independent Film Festival, Black Bear Film Festival, Covellite International Film Festival, Home Is Distant Shores Film Festival, Global Youth Film Festival Bangladesh, Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival, Cinema Sisters International Film Festival, Highway 61 Film Festival, Oklahoma Cine Latino Film Festival, First Time Filmmaker Sessions, Reel Deal Film Festival

Film Festival Nominations & Awards: 

  • Cine Las Americas Film Festival – Audience Award Winner
  • Reel Girls Film Festival – Rising Star Award Winner
  • Skiptown Film Festival – Best Student Documentary Short Award Winner