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Meet the Filmmakers: meet Ava Duvernay, director of MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, premiering in U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
Winner of the 2012 Sundance Best Director Award, Ava DuVernay's MIDDLE OF NOWHERE is a portrait of a woman struggling between two worlds and two men in the search for herself.
Writer/Director: Ava DuVernay Producers: Howard Barish, Ava DuVernay, Paul Garnes, Tilane Jones Cast: Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo, Omari Harwick, Lorraine Toussaint, Edwina Findley, Sharon Lawrence
Set in a predominately Mexican, immigrant neighborhood in Los Angeles, MOSQUITA Y MARI tells the story of two 15 year old Chicanas growing up in H.P.—Huntington Park. When Yolanda Olveros (“Mosquita”) meets her new neighbor, Mari Rodriguez, all they see in each other are their differences. As a sheltered, only-child to her older, immigrant parents, Yolanda’s sole concern is securing her college-bound future. Street-wise Mari hustles to help her undocumented family stay above water. But despite Yolanda and Mari's contrasting approach to survival, an incident at school brings them together and thrusts them into a unexpectedly complex and sensual friendship. Lost in their private world of unspoken affection, lingering gazes, and heart-felt confessions of uncertain futures, Yolanda's grades begin to slip while Mari's focus drifts away from her duties at a new job. Mounting pressures at home collide with their newfound connection, forcing them to choose between their obligations to others and staying true to themselves.