The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival has announced its lineup, which will see the Disney documentary film, “Mija” opening the event.
It was announced in March that Disney Original Documentary acquired the worldwide rights to the critically acclaimed documentary film.
The film tells the story of Doris Muñoz, who is an ambitious, young music manager whose undocumented family depends on her ability to launch pop stars. When she loses her biggest client, Doris hustles to discover new talent and finds Jacks, another daughter of immigrants for whom “making it” isn’t just a dream, it’s a necessity.
Doris Muñoz and Jacks Haupt are two daughters of undocumented parents from Mexico who are both navigating their careers in the music industry. Seeking to provide for their families while achieving their dreams, Doris and Jacks bond over the ever-present guilt of being the first American-born members of their undocumented families and the financial risks of pursuing their dreams. For them, the pressure of success is heightened because it is their family’s hope for green cards and family reunification.
“Mija” is a moving love letter to immigrants and their children. Director Isabel Castro’s intimate debut feature constructs an ethereal vision and dedication to the daughters that fight for their families, their dreams and themselves.
The film will be shown on Wednesday 1st June 1 2022 at the TCL IMAX Theater at 7:00 PM.
“Mija” will play the festival circuit throughout the spring, followed by a theatrical run and an awards campaign. It will head to Disney+ later this year.