Producer-Director, Camera & Co-Editor
“Aqui Estamos y No Nos Vamos!” is an experimental 40 minute short that focuses on the assertive statement, “Aqui Estamos y No Nos Vamos-Here We Are and We Are Not Leaving.” It is a firmly planted slogan born out of the South Central Farmer’s struggle in Los Angeles to keep green spaces in their community. Taken up by its diversity of supporters, in particular the urban youth of today, Aqui Estamos Y No Nos Vamos! captures this empowering chant in action. Witness the activism of the “Campesinos” (farmers) and the youth as they risk arrest, police brutality and stand up for our basic human right to community land use.
Aqui Estamos Y No Nos Vamos! Premiered at the 2006 Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival as part of their Special Community Screening Event.