The Ones Who Don't Stay, Paola Mendoza's first novel is a beautiful coming of age story filled with melodic prose, elegant metaphors and a bounty of breathtaking corners of wisdom. Paola brings to life a series of women and imparts each one with depth and sensibility.
The film projects "La Toma," "Entre Nos" and "Autumn's Eyes" have one thing in common, Paola Mendoza and Gloria LaMorte. They are sisters in creativity in a field where not many women have a stage, get recognized, and much less as Latina filmmakers.
Human rights abuses in the name of immigration law enforcement were being inflicted upon mothers, children, and others in Arizona long before Arizona's SB 1070 was introduced. We need to uphold our founding values.