• Costa Rica Real Estate

‘Caracol Cruzando’ shows emigration from Costa Rica through the eyes of a child

August 22, 2019

“Caracol Cruzando” is a short animated film that portrays immigration through the eyes of a child.

Director and animator Pamela Maria Chavez, a Costa Rican now living in the United States, says the film is “loosely based on my immigration story.” It was featured as part of the PBS Online Film Festival.

As the film’s teaser reads:

Anais, a young Costa Rican girl, faces the hardest decision she’s ever had to make: should she sneak her best friend and pet turtle Tiku across the U.S. Miami border, or should she leave him behind? Anais’ relationship to the natural world around guides her through this heart wrenching decision, and the consequences that follow.

Watch “Caracol Cruzando” below:

“We’ve seen the dehumanizing rhetoric, the polarizing politics,” Maria Chavez said in an interview with PBS. “I wondered, is there a way to re-humanize without picking the conversation up from this negative paradigm?

“By telling this story from a child’s perspective, you have an opportunity to look at the motivations and implicit qualities that are required to make this journey – something genuine and authentic.”

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Liberia airport improvements nearly complete, government says
Costa Rica
6 views
Costa Rica
6 views

Liberia airport improvements nearly complete, government says

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 16, 2019

Improvements to the runway at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) in Liberia, Guanacaste are expected to be completed by…

CNE evaluating damages after heavy rains in Guanacaste
Costa Rica
14 views
Costa Rica
14 views

CNE evaluating damages after heavy rains in Guanacaste

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 16, 2019

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) has begun evaluating damages after heavy rainfall damaged infrastructure and forced some evacuations in northern…

Experts urge action to reduce inequalities of black Latin American population
Costa Rica
31 views
Costa Rica
31 views

Experts urge action to reduce inequalities of black Latin American population

AFP and The Tico Times - October 15, 2019

Latin American authorities and specialists urged Tuesday in Costa Rica for countries to adopt strategies to eliminate the inequalities that…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!