With the rise of Trump, it’s interesting to see how filmmakers have used the medium of short film to respond. As you might expect, the first films we featured dealing with the election were in documentary form. But, Evan Kaufmann’s latest short, Nacido de Nuevo, takes a hard-hitting narrative approach.
While not a direct rebuke of our new orange leader’s isolationist policies, it’s impossible not to see the connection between this immigration story and the words of a political carnival barker obsessed with building a wall. Heck, we even directly hear Trump’s “build that wall” mantra literally played in background the film. For all of Nuevo’s strengths, it’s certainly not a subtle film.
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