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Hello, My name is Francisco Alarcon and I am independent filmmaker based out of Mexico City. I have been working on editing this film for a couple of months. I wasn’t suppose to be the editor (I am also the director) of my own work but since the editor fell through I took it upon myself to edit.

This is a first cut (hopefully pretty close to a final cut) and I want locked picture ASAP before I move on to the mixing and color correction and all that good stuff. It still needs sound design. The music is going to be a big part of the film and will guide the audience through the story.

I’m not including a synopsis because I really want you guys to tell me what you got out of the story and what you think the story is about.

Let me know if some parts feel too long. Or if the film in general feels long.

Are there any parts that you found boring?

Do the long takes work?

I appreciate your time. I know we as filmmakers are always busy and it really does mean a lot that someone takes the time to watch your work and give you feedback. I will do the same for others.



Francisco Alarcon
Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
I am a Mexico City based filmmaker. I studied English literature at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). My interest in film led me to study the Film Directing and Writing Certificate at the University of California Los Angeles Extension. After film school, I headed to Tijuana to do vast research on the topic of children and the effects deportation has had on their lives. I spent a great deal of time volunteering at the shelters and interviewing people facing this problem. I turned these invaluable testimonies into a 48-minute documentary called “The Deportation of Innocence (2016).” This project took him four years to complete as it took time for families to be willing to share their stories on camera. The film has been screened at the University of California Los Angeles, Columbia University, University of California San Diego, Cal State Los Angeles and New Mexico State University, just to name a few. It is also being used in class instruction at educational institutions in the U.S. and Mexico. It has been featured in festivals such as the Immigration Film Festival inIn D.C., the Voiceless Film Festival in San Francisco and the Global Peace Film Festival in Orlando. I was also proud to have won the Global Migration Film Festival Emerging Filmmaker Award.

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