SCHOOL CROSSING

Synopsis

Time: 16:30 min

USA , Venezuela (Spanish/English) 2019; Short documentary; color

The humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is considered among the worst in Latin American history. While much of the media coverage has focused on the political turmoil in Venezuela, “School Crossing” focuses on an unseen crisis: the education of the next generation of Venezuelan children.

Credits

Karla Caraballo-Torres, Co-producer and Director

Lorin Eleni Gill, Co-producer and Cinematographer 

Recognition


"School Crossing" premiered at the Immigration Film Fest in Washington, D.C. and was an official selection at the San Diego Latino Film FestivalMiami Independent Film Festival and the Independent Short Awards in Los Angeles, where it received the silver award for Best Documentary Short. The Indie Short Fest in Los Angeles, a sister competition, also named it Best Documentary Short.

Audiences at the DOCUMENTARY Film Feedback Festival in Toronto voted it Best Film, and the documentary was awarded Best Director at the NYC Short Documentary Film Festival

 

The film received the Alfred Hopkins Award for Reporting in Latin America, an Excellence Award from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.  

 

In May 2020, it was nominated for a BAFTA Student Film Award

 

© 2023 by Lorin Eleni Gill