Mosquita y Mari


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Mosquita y Mari

  • 2012
  • Directed By: Aurora Guerrero
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Drama
  • 85 Minutes
  1. Friday, April 4, 2014 6:30 p.m.
Still image from the film Mosquita y Mari
Set in a predominately Mexican, immigrant neighborhood in Los Angeles, Mosquita y Mari tells the story of two 15-year-old Chicanas growing up. As a sheltered, only-child to her older, immigrant parents, Yolanda’s sole concern is securing her college-bound future. In contrast, street-wise Mari hustles to help her undocumented family stay above water. Though much different, they are soon brought together when Mari is threatened with expulsion after saving Yolanda from an incident at school. The two forge a friendship that soon proves more complex when a moment between them reveals a sexual undercurrent. (HD Cam presentation)

Event sponsors include Latino Studies Program, Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (DEMA), College of Arts and Sciences’ Ostrom Grants Program, College Arts & Humanities Institute (CAHI), La Casa – IU Latino Cultural Center, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Department of American Studies, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Black Film Center/Archive, Department of Communication & Culture, Department of History, and IU Cinema.