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La Casita Rosa

La Casita Rosa is a documentary directed by Elvin Herrera, based on the humanitarian efforts of Las Patronas, a group of Mexican women determined to help feed immigrants riding on top of cargo trains heading north to the U.S. border.

  • Elvin Herrera
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  • Genres:
    Social Justice, Immigration, Mexico, Latin America, Women, Immigrants
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    United States
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  • 11th Hola Mexico Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    June 2, 2019
    Premiere Night
  • 2nd New Filmmakers Los Angeles InFocus
    Los Angeles
    United States
    September 14, 2019
  • 7th Annual Cine Latino Minneapolis - St. Paul Film Festival
    Minneapolis, MN
    United States
    November 16, 2019
Director Biography - Elvin Herrera

Elvin Herrera is a documentary cinematographer and editor based in Los Angeles, California. He received his B.A. in Cinema and Television Arts from California State Univ. Northridge in 2015 and a M.F.A. in Film and Television from Mount Saint Mary's Univ. in 2017. During his early college years, Herrera discovered his calling as a filmmaker through documenting cultural and social justice events, while at the same time exploring his Chicano roots and overcoming the challenges of being a first generation college student.

As Herrera became involved with grassroots organizations, he grew passionate in capturing groups fighting for social justice on their respective communities. Till this day he often travels to L.A.’s Olvera Street and Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights for inspiration. Through the embrace of his Chicano identity and community involvement, Herrera developed an artistic eye in cinematography, by documenting the spirit of the people and advocating their struggle.

Throughout Herrera’s work, there are unique compositions of life happening. He successfully captures moments within moments, complementing both an explosion of color and symmetry in his framing.

Herrera has worked post production for the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Spotify, and Campathos TV.

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