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Film of the Week

March 7, 2015

• Nicole Malek

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What I loved about it: 
"Botiando" is a simple story told beautifully. It is a look into the life of one working class family in south Los Angeles, following a single mother and her son’s day-to-day activities. It is quiet and muted, but incredibly powerful. 
 
Why you should watch it:
In just 10 minutes, "Botiando" does a particularly good job of following and telling the stories of both its main characters. We see and can understand the motivations of each, arguably equally, which is a feat unto itself. This is a function of excellent writing and even better camera work. 
 
 
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Who made it: 
Victor Hugo Duran wrote, edited, and directed this film. Victor was born in Tlalnepantla, Mexico and raised in Los Angeles, California. He completed my undergraduate education at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television and received my M.F.A. in Film Directing from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Check out more of his work here.
 

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