Directed by: Bryan Buckley
Written by: Bryan Buckley
Starring: Estefanía Tellez, Gabriela Ramírez, and Verónica Zúñiga
Release Date: 9/20/2019
Running Time: 22 minutes
What did you think of this film?
SARIA explores the unimaginable hardships that faced young female orphans at the Virgen de La Asuncion Safe Home in Guatemala, leading up to the tragic fire which claimed 41 of their lives in 2017.
We follow the story of two inseparable orphaned sisters – Saria 12, and her sister Ximena 14, as they fight against mounting daily physical abuse at the very institution designed to protect them. In the sisters’ desperation for survival, they devise a daring plan of escape for all the orphans to find freedom in America.
Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No
Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No
Note: During the ShortsTV Oscar-Nominated version of this short, a video is shown of the cast of children who were in the film’s live reaction to hearing they were nominated for the Oscar.
Special thanks to Gabe for this submission