Hope Rising: Las Trés Hermanas

Hope Rising: Las Trés Hermanas is an uplifting short film illuminating the stories of three sisters as they move through Esperanza Academy and into the world. Janelly is a quiet leader. Gissel is a talented artist. Maritza is a savvy business student. Their mother, Elizabeth, a wise matriarch, and their father, Ventura, as hard a worker as they come. They are all of these things and so much more.

How do the layered identities of the Ramirez family reveal our community’s strength, resiliency, and beauty? How does Esperanza Academy walk alongside our students and their families throughout their journeys? What does community cultural wealth mean and why does it matter? From Guatemala to Lawrence, from middle school to high school, and from college to whatever they dream of next, you’ll enjoy this glimpse into the heart of Esperanza Academy.

  • Peter Logue
  • Tom Ryan
  • John Shelley
  • Jadihel Taveras
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    18,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Lawrence, MA
    United States
    November 10, 2021
    North American Premiere
Director - Peter Logue, Tom Ryan, John Shelley