Driving away from the accident, Lucha remembers why accidents are her greatest fear: she recalls growing up in Boyle Heights, how she grew to love art as a way to bring people together and to incite change. She remembers the gruesome car crash on the day of her quinceañera that killed her parents, and how her grandfather first inspired of puppetry. In the early stages of discovering who she is, she recalls meeting Orlando in another accident: spilling coffee on his suit. Even as she is maturing, the trauma of the accident still haunts her; the song that was playing on the radio never leaves her mind.
The Industry presents HOPSCOTCH
Animation by Olga Makarchuk
Written by Jane Stephens Rosenthal
Performed by Suzanna Guzman
Music by gnarwhallaby
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