Marisol tells the story of three women who are affected by immigration in Texas. The story of Marisol, a young college age Mexican woman in north Texas, is inspired by the real life stories of young people who uncover their family secret that they are, in fact, living in the US without legal documents. Marisol is a quietly powerful film about taking meaningful social action.
Watch the trailer here.
The screening will be followed by a discussion facilitated by the filmmaker, Eugene Martin.
Eugene Martin is the chair of UNT's Department of Media Arts. As a filmmaker, his work looks intimately at issues of youth, social justice, and human rights. He has directed ten feature films, and is a member of the Directors Guild of America. Martin works fluidly between narrative and documentary forms, and often combines techniques from both in his work. His films have been screened internationally in more than 25 countries. His work has aired on national PBS, The Sundance Channel, and the BBC. His films have been screened at the Directors Guild of America, the National Gallery of Art, and at more than 100 film festivals internationally.