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.
Karla Caraballo-Torres, Co-producer and Director
Lorin Eleni Gill, Co-producer and Cinematographer
"School Crossing" premiered at the Immigration Film Fest in Washington, D.C. and was an official selection at the San Diego Latino Film Festival, Miami 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.
The film received the Alfred Hopkins Award for Reporting in Latin America, an Excellence Award from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.