Followed by a post-screening discussion with director Set Hernandez and documentary subject Pedro at both screenings.
"A heartful look at what it means to overcome one’s fears, even when they’re staring right at your face." - James Snyder, Film Snob Reviews
October 7 & 9 | Most people dream of a better future. Pedro, an aspiring social worker, is no different. But as a blind, undocumented immigrant, Pedro faces political restrictions to obtain his college degree, secure a job in his field, and support his family. As he finally graduates, uncertainty looms over Pedro. What starts as a journey to provide mental health care for his community ultimately transforms into Pedro’s path toward his own healing. Through experimental cinematography and sound, UNSEEN reimagines the accessibility of cinema, while exploring the intersections of immigration, disability, and mental health. Followed by a post-screening discussion with director Set Hernandez and documentary subject Pedro at both screenings.
Awards & Nominations
Official Selection - Hot Docs
Winner - Documentary Jury Award, CAAMFEST
Winner - Audience Award, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Winner - Emerging Filmmaker Award, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Winner - Special Jury Mention, Documentary Feature, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Oct 7th: Open AD in English, Open Captions in English, ASL interpretation for introduction and Q&A
Oct 9th: Bilingual Dialogue in English and Spanish, Open Captions in English
Please find an Enhanced Transcript of the film here
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