Directed by: Héctor M. Valdez
Feature | Dominican Republic | Spanish w/ English Subtitles | 80 min
Written by: Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah, Carly MacIsaac
Starring: Ettore D’Alessandro, James Saintil, Ariel Diaz
Candido and Braulio are twin brothers growing up near the Haiti / Dominican Republic border. While Candido stays home secluded due to his albinism, Braulio helps his grandfather sell coal in the market. But their lives change after the unexpected death of their grandfather. Now, Braulio must look after his brother and try to make ends meet in the border town market. All the while, Candido dreams of the eventual return of their absent father.
About the Director
Hector M. Valdez (Santo Domingo, 1989) began making short films as a teenager and throughout his university years, at McGill University. His studies include courses in Film Directing, Acting and Performance in Film and an Overview of the Film Industry at UCLA. In 2015, he directed the documentary feature-length film República del Color: a film that explores how the depiction of Caribbean identity has evolved in the country’s rich history in visual arts.