Danza Del Viejo Immigrante (Dance of the Old Immigrants)

~ Winner of the Short Award ~

This simple pastiche of daily life features moments of sacrifice and also of joy as elderly Latinos find the courage to forge a new life in the United States. In the film, an elderly woman reads a poem from her newfound love; a little boy caresses his grandmother’s tired face; octogenarians study for their citizenship test, and a 98-year-old widow dances and prays for two more years.