Private Project

Mom and Me and My Little Rooster

For the past five years, Aris, the filmmaker, has been pestering her mom to talk to me about my childhood, her body and the past/future surgical decisions: all in front of a camera.

In Mami y Yo y Mi Gallito the filmmaker finally sits down to talk about her mom about her identity as a hermaphrodite.

  • Arisleyda Dilone
  • Arisleyda DIlone
  • Arisleyda Dilone
  • Juan Mandelbaum
    Our Disappeared
  • Yoruba Richen
    The New Black
  • Zoila Batista
    Key Cast
  • Arisleyda Dilone
    Key Cast
  • Adam Khalil
  • Doug Dobkowski
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Mami y Yo y Mi Gallito
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 21, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Dominican Republic, United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony Ex1
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Arisleyda Dilone

Arisleyda Dilone makes personal work about her body, her life and her family. Born in Santiago de Los de Caballeros, in Dominican Republic, she spent her formative years in a remote village outside of the city of Santiago. Raised in Long Island, New York she pursued a life that would make her immigrant parents proud while also being true to her. She is the first in her family to attend and graduate college. Before film she worked in New York politics and in international affairs.

In 2011, she was awarded a NALIP mentorship and in 2012 a Travel and Study Grant from the Jerome Foundation. She was a UnionDocs 2014 Collaborative Fellow as well as a 2015 Queer/Art/Mentorship Program Fellow, wherein she completed her short film, Mami y Yo y Mi Gallito /Mom (Me and My Little Rooster).

Arisleyda is a member of Diverse Filmmakers Alliance and Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective.

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Director Statement

With films I've set out to heal something inside of me. A rupture.

Multiple divides pull and tug in many directions and through capturing the moment I embrace it all.