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    Trailer Watch: “Mija” Sees Daughters of Immigrants Blazing Their Personal Path within the Music Biz

    “It takes a whole lot of braveness to make your individual path,” we’re informed in a brand new trailer for “Mija.” From director Isabel Castro, the Disney Authentic Documentary follows Doris Muñoz, an formidable younger music supervisor dealing with excessive expectations from her dad and mom and dealing on attaining large desires of her personal. “My two greatest fears had been the Rapture and my household getting deported,” Doris reveals. 5 years in the past, her brother was deported. Her dad and mom got here to the U.S. to offer them a greater life. “After which we spent our lives with the strain to honor their sacrifices,” she explains.

    The spot exhibits Doris discovering a brand new expertise who she believes is “particular,” Jacks Haupt, who can also be the daughter of immigrants. The pair bond over their love of music and the strain they’re underneath.

    “I spent years masking immigration for media shops, together with The New York Instances and The Marshall Mission. Whereas I’m pleased with that work, I additionally discovered myself pissed off by the constraints of these codecs,” Castro informed us. “I used to be longing to convey the extremely complicated dynamics of immigrant households and all of the feelings they navigate, together with guilt, resentment, and anger. So I turned to filmmaking. I used to be notably inquisitive about telling this sort of story from the attitude of younger protagonists. As a teen, I felt like there was a scarcity of tales about what it meant to come back of age as an immigrant or because the youngster of immigrants in the US. I wished to inform the sort of story I craved myself, as a Mexican immigrant, after I was determining my id, household, and group.”

    The four-time Emmy nominee added, “I hope that ‘Mija’ exhibits the nuanced and sophisticated expertise of being an immigrant and the kid of an immigrant in the US. I additionally hope that the movie evokes younger creatives to take dangers, and for the trade to assist them.”

    “Mija” opens in theaters August 5.

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