Posted on April 16, 2013
Mosquita y Mari is a coming of age story that focuses on a tender friendship between two young Chicanas. Yolanda and Mari are growing up in Huntington Park, Los Angeles, and have only known loyalty to one thing: family. Growing up in immigrant households, both girls are expected to prioritize the well-being of their families. Yolanda, an only child, delivers straight A’s and the hope of the American Dream, while Mari, the eldest, shares economic responsibilities with her undocumented family who scrambles to make ends meet.
The film screening will be followed by Q&A with director Aurora Guerrero and actress/current CSULB student Fenessa Pineda.