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Mama's Wish was inspired by Shaneika's upbringing as a second gen Asian-American, born to a strict religious and traditional household. She struggled to pursue filmmaking as a career because her parents had a different plan for her. So, she created a double life for herself to appease her mother and to keep the truth to herself. That became increasingly difficult to hide as years passed. With this story, Shaneika wanted to explore her upbringing and breakthrough with her mother in hopes to bridge the cultural gap between children and their families.

Shaneika Aguilar

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