Separated from her mother by smugglers, a determined 12-year-old sets out across a desert with only a plastic sack for cover, survives starvation on the streets of Ciudad Juarez, and escapes kidnappers to seek her mother and a place where they can be safe again.
She is a filmmaker and visual artist who is drawn to the immediacy of film and photography to tell stories of community and resilience. Trained as a cinematographer, her observational style highlights small details of the human experience that transcend formal explanation. In 2016 she was named a “DP on the Rise” by Paste Magazine. She was the cinematographer on "Trans in America: Texas Strong", which received an Emmy for Outstanding Short Documentary in 2019.