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There are limited representations within Latinx characters in all genres of film. Specifically, there are not many Central Americans in the industry. I am descended from Central American war refugees and was always taught that plants are sacred. I never felt connected to the industrial city life in the U.S because my lineage stems from the mountains of Chalatenango, El Salvador. I can empathize with the cultural dynamics that unfold in this story. As a filmmaker, I can use film as a medium to create a story of the spiritual lineage and connection between the Latinx community and plants.

Marilyn Oliva

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