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“Before the World Was Big” is a semi-autobiographical story about a moment in my childhood growing up as an immigrant. This is my senior thesis film for the University of Central Florida. The story highlights some of the
cultural and socioeconomic challenges I came to realize my parents faced when we migrated to the state of Florida from Bogota, Colombia. At its core this film is about the inherent misunderstanding between mothers and daughters and the small moments in a family’s life that stay with you forever.

Atlanta, GA, USA
Juanita is a filmmaker from Bogota, Colombia based in Atlanta, Georgia. Her films and documentaries explore the personal and subtle moments of family life with a focus on social commentary. When she’s not directing or writing her own films, she enjoys working as a camera assistant. more...

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