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El Carrito

Directed by Zahida Pirani

United States | 15 minutes | 2021


After a harrowing event, an untrusting and isolated street vendor discovers the embrace of her community.

Nelly lives alone with her elderly father. The only way she makes ends meet is by working as a street vendor from dawn to dusk. She has learned not to trust anyone until one day she is forced to take a leap of faith or be resigned in her position forever.
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Zahida Pirani is a writer/director based in Los Angeles and New York City. She is the recipient of the 2021 Princess Grace Award in Film. Her short film, "El Carrito," was an official selection of AFI FEST 2021 and SXSW 2022. Before becoming a filmmaker, she worked as a community organizer and she served as the director of a grassroots nonprofit organization in New York. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Film Directing at UCLA.
Film Title in Spanish El Carrito
Type of Film Short
Country of Origin United States
Year Film Was Completed 2021
Runtime 15 minutes
Film Website Visit
Social media Handles @el_carrito_thefilm
Director Zahida Pirani
Written by Zahida Pirani
Cinematography Marcus Patterson
Edited by Zahida Pirani
Sound Design Ronald Eng
Art Direction Carina Kaufman-Guiterrez
Main Cast Eli Zavala, Idalia Limón, Jose Febus, Eduardo Gonzales, Jayden Toledo, Vanessa Ortiz

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