On My Way for an Education

“On My Way for an Education” was created by students in the ACLU San Diego Youth Activists for Change program at MAAC Community Charter School, with guidance from local film artist Reynaldo Escoto. The stop-motion animation film chronicles the story of two fictional MAAC Community Charter School students as they confront the challenges of their daily commute to school, their binational experience and their resistance to the racist and classist forces they face.

  • Reynaldo Escoto González
    Director
  • Esmeralda Alonzo
    Writer
  • Luis Arreola
    Writer
  • Dorez Montse Barajas Garcia
    Writer
  • Sonia Calderón
    Writer
  • Arlene Castro
    Writer
  • Estephany Cruz
    Writer
  • Maria Cruz
    Writer
  • Carlos Cuevas
    Writer
  • Julia del Rio
    Writer
  • Paola Fernández
    Writer
  • Adrian García-Piñón
    Writer
  • Jorge Jiménez
    Writer
  • Daniela Mata
    Writer
  • Karen Navarro Sánchez
    Writer
  • Francisca Ramírez Jacobo
    Writer
  • Edward Romero
    Writer
  • Natalie Rosales
    Writer
  • Samuel Rueda
    Writer
  • Mariela Sánchez
    Writer
  • Jazlynn Smith
    Writer
  • Emily Serafy Cox
    Producer
  • Kyle Weinberg
    Producer
  • Arlene Castro
    Key Cast
  • Francisca Ramírez Jacobo
    Key Cast
  • Reynaldo Escoto González
    Key Cast
  • Forest Borie
    Location & Catering
  • Mario Tellez
    Art Collabortation
  • Cristina Cruz Herrán
    Art Collabortation
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 19, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Reynaldo Escoto González

Reynaldo Escoto González, born in Chula Vista, CA received workshops from La Matatena A.C (Mexico City) KidsCam (Belgium) and has participated in five short films and directed three. He has also participated in the Festival Internacional Para Niños y Notan Niños for Cineteca Nacional in México City and Tijuana. Mr. Escoto González dedicates himself to workshops on Stop Motion Animation for kids and youth in Tijuana-San Diego in schools, galleries, cafes, and private settings.

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