By Tania Romero Cohort ’12
I recently screened my short film Quinceañera at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas. The Mexic-Arte Museum is dedicated to cultural enrichment and education through the collection, preservation and presentation of traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latino, and Latin American art and culture to promote dialogue and develop understanding for visitors of all ages.
I was honored to be among other Latino filmmakers who showed their work as part of the Austin Latino Film Series. Quinceañera is the coming-of-age story about a young woman finding her gender identity on the cusp of her traditional Quinceañera party.