Aguilas wins the SXSW 2021 Documentary Shorts Jury Award!

Published: March 19, 2021

The UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese is happy to share with you that Aguilas, Professor Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, and Maite Zubiaurre’s mini-doc is the winner of the SXSW 2021 Documentary Shorts Jury Award!

See below the Jury Statement.

Jury Statement:

Águilas is a film that most poignantly displays the need immigrants feel to come to America — even at the cost of starvation and death. Failed attempts are presented by a backpack, a sweater, and scattered bones. How desperate the dream is of a perfect landing that ends so tragically.”

Here is the link to the award: