Monday, July 16

Drag queens Ginger Minj and Bob the Drag Queen star as Catastrawberry and Cocoa Fondue in the short film “The Cocoa Fondue Show,” which goes behind the scenes of a fictional variety show. 
(Courtesy of Andrew Arnold)
Drag queens Ginger Minj and Bob the Drag Queen star as Catastrawberry and Cocoa Fondue in the short film “The Cocoa Fondue Show,” which goes behind the scenes of a fictional variety show. 
(Courtesy of Andrew Arnold)

Gina Kim, a professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, combined home videos and 12 years worth of footage for her documentary “Faces of Seoul.” She aimed to capture her memories of the locations she frequented as a child. (Courtesy of Gina Kim)
Gina Kim, a professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, combined home videos and 12 years worth of footage for her documentary “Faces of Seoul.” She aimed to capture her memories of the locations she frequented as a child. (Courtesy of Gina Kim)

"La Leyenda Negra," a feature film created by MFA student Patricia Vidal Delgado, follows a student with temporary protected status who is a member of an underground anarchist movement. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Student film spotlights undocumented teens, critiques Trump administration

Patricia Vidal Delgado said if she wasn’t completing her thesis project at UCLA, her film would likely not get funding from anywhere. The directing student will spend her summer shooting the feature film “La Leyenda Negra,” which translates to “The Black Legend.” The film follows Aleteia, a Salvadoran student in Compton, California, with temporary protected status who is also a member of an underground anarchist movement protesting the administration of President Donald Trump. Read more...

"La Leyenda Negra," a feature film created by MFA student Patricia Vidal Delgado, follows a student with temporary protected status who is a member of an underground anarchist movement. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Faith Strongheart said her upcoming documentary will combine personal photographs with interview footage as she explores her unconventional childhood. (Courtesy of Alex Lombardi)
Alumna Faith Strongheart said her upcoming documentary will combine personal photographs with interview footage as she explores her unconventional childhood. (Courtesy of Alex Lombardi)

Fourth-year English student Derek Nguyen incorporated his research of the human eye in his short film “Dilation,” which follows a vigilante who targets sexual predators. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)
Fourth-year English student Derek Nguyen incorporated his research of the human eye in his short film “Dilation,” which follows a vigilante who targets sexual predators. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

(Nicole Anisgard Parra/Daily Bruin)
(Nicole Anisgard Parra/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student Hena Ashraf’s feature film “The House of Mariana y Gabriel” explores the specific ways immigration impacts family relationships and focuses on interactions between two siblings. 
(Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)
Graduate student Hena Ashraf’s feature film “The House of Mariana y Gabriel” explores the specific ways immigration impacts family relationships and focuses on interactions between two siblings. 
(Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)


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