Child of the Desert, An Iliana Sosa Film
Child of the Desert
Child of the Desert is a contemporary short film that follows ELIA, a working class mother, and her journey across the Southwest to see the final resting site of her military son. Fearless and free spirited, Elia meets JORGE, an undocumented immigrant, at a gas station and befriends him despite the fact that she doesn’t speak Spanish. Set against the backdrop of the Texas desert, Elia believes that her son has returned in the form of Jorge’s presence in order to assuage her pain and allow her to forgive herself for not being able to “save” him.
Official Festival Selections for Child of the Desert:
2012 Oscar qualifying USA Film Festival (Best Short Film Winner and Texas Award)