UnLonely Film Festival 5

Basta

Veronica was 24 years old when she was sexually assaulted while working as a night janitor in Los Angeles. Unwilling to give up, she created, alongside other brave night janitors, a grassroots movement to change the janitorial industry.

This film contains scenes or descriptions that some viewers may find disturbing, and/or may not be suitable for younger audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Meet the Filmmakers

What is their why?

“We made this film because we wanted to tell the story of a group of brave women that managed to use their pain and create a revolution in their industry. We strongly identify with themes of vulnerability, isolation and immigration. We think that from painful situations people are sometimes able to create a lot of good, and we love how hopeful and empowering Veronica’s story is.”

Filmmakers’ Instagram

Lesley Elizondo is a Mexican American filmmaker born and raised in Los Angeles California. Her short films have been showcased in film festivals across the United States including the Pride Film Festival in Chicago, the Latinx Film Festival in Los Angeles, and the Senorita Film Festival in Houston. As a first generation art scholar and filmmaker, she explores themes of injustice, loss, hope and love to enrich and uplift the American and the US Latino media canons.

Filmmakers’ Website

Cecilia Albertini is an Italian-born, Los Angeles-based filmmaker whose award-winning short films have played in dozens of film festivals around the world, including the Venice Film Festival, the Los Angeles International Film Festival and Hollyshorts and have been featured on platforms such as Rai Cinema and thewrap.com.

Filmmakers’ Website

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