It's never too late to say goodbye.
When Jorge's father Diego was sentenced to prison 10 years ago, Jorge was only six years old. Now a teenager and full of rage and resentment due to his father's imprisonment and long absence, Jorge has to make room for a new emotion--grief--because yesterday, Diego died.
Gabriela, Jorge's mother, believes that the only way to resolve Jorge's feelings, to reconnect with him, and to save Diego's soul, is to bring Diego's body home for a formal funeral before the prison can have his remains cremated against their wishes. The two set off on a road trip through rural California with no time to spare. Along the way they come to see through each others' eyes, and learn just how universal loss can be.
The film explores issues particularly salient to the Latino community in the United States, and other communities that are imprisoned at disproportionally high rates, whose bonds and connections are continually undermined by our country's immigration and criminal justice policies and practices. It also gives voice to a little heard but growing segment of our country: the 2.7 million (and growing) young people with parents in prison in this country.
Light Show Pictures is an independent film production collective jointly-owned by LGBT filmmakers of color. Formed in response to the lack of resources available to LGBT communities of color to use film to tell our own stories, Light Show Pictures' mission is to provide a platform of grassroots mutual support to allow LGBT filmmakers of color to spread their wings and take flight!
Light Show Pictures is producing El Camino in partnership with local and national nonprofits that work with families of prisoners.
All donations received go directly to production costs and are tax-deductible. Please contribute to show your support for communities impacted by our nation's prison addiction, and for LGBT filmmakers of color!
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