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Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Thu, Apr 29, 2021 10:00 AM
Coming of age in rural Mexico, an introspective 11-year-old boy spends his summer raising fighting bulls and dreaming of emulating the cowboys in his family, while dreading the start of school and pining for his distant father in America.
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Closed Captions
Program Category:Shorts
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Kaitlyn Schwalje
Alex Wolf Lewis
Producer(s):Justin Levy
Rebecca Stern
Executive Producer(s):Meryl Goldsmith
Cheryl Staurulakis
Dana Nachman
Writer(s):Kaitlyn Schwalje
Editor(s):Katharina Stroh
Alexander Heringer
Cinematography:Alex Wolf Lewis
Sound:Luciano Vignola
VFX:Filipp V. Kotsishevskiy


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