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The Inclusion Fellowship Shorts - Indigenous Latino Cohort includes screenings of
Raúl Playing Game, Gabriela, Mancha, Heritage and The Record

Date Location Time Tickets
Saturday, June 4, 2022 TCL Chinese Theaters Auditorium 1 6:30 PM PDT BUY TICKETS
Sunday, June 5, 2022 VIRTUAL Screening All Day BUY TICKETS

World Premiere


Directed by Evelyn Lorena

United States | 25:00 | 2022

A young undocumented Guatemalan woman dreams of joining a Country Club swim team in the American South.

It’s the summer after high-school graduation in North Carolina. A young undocumented Guatemayan woman, Gabriela, is drawn to a Country Club pool. Gabriela dreams of swimming competitively, but her determination is curtailed by her over-protective mother, social propriety, and self-judgment. Meanwhile, a budding romance with her neighbor Stefan provides moments of solace and joy for which she yearns. As she navigates these inner and outer conflicts, Gabriela begins to find her strength through self-acceptance.
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Evelyn Lorena is an actress and filmmaker. With Nouvelle Entertainment, her production collective, Evelyn has written and produced films that have premiered at such Academy Award qualifying festivals as Outfest Los Angeles, and the Cleveland International Film Festival, as well as the Chelsea Film Festival. Evelyn co-directed content for Outfest Fusion LAB, one of which was awarded Best Short. She was also one the directing semi-finalists for the inaugural Brisk Creator's Class, sponsored by Michael B. Jordan and his company Outlier Society. Her latest film, Gabriela, is the recipient of the 2022 LALIFF Latinx Inclusion Fellowship in sponsorship with Netflix. BFA: NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Type of Film Inclusion Short
Country of Origin United States
Year Film Was Completed 2022
Runtime 25:00
Social media Handles @nouvelle_film, @evelynlorenaofficial, @blendedfutureproject, @marislidaka
Director Evelyn Lorena
Written by Evelyn Lorena
Cinematography Xenia Patricia
Edited by Evelyn Lorena & Maris Lidaka
Music by Anjali Rose
Sound Design Brandon Schuster
Art Direction Emily Marquet
Main Cast Evelyn Lorena, Maria Telon, Viktor White