San Joaquin International Film Festival
Crisanto Street

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Crisanto Street

Directed by Paloma Martinez
12 minutes.

USA. 2017. In English.
With Geovany Cesario, Vanessa Cesario, Antonia Gonzalez

In the shadow of Silicon Valley, a hidden community thrives despite difficult circumstances. For one resident, eight-year-old Geovany Cesario, impending change is bittersweet. When the time comes to leave Crisanto Street, Geovany uses his camera to document the day. Made in collaboration with protagonist Geovany Cesario.

Select Festivals & Awards

- 2018 SFFILM Festival, USA: Documentary Short Winner and Family Film Winner
- 2018 Brooklyn Film Festival, USA: Spirit Award
- 2018 Hot Docs, Canada
- 2018 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, Australia

- 2018 AFI Fest, Hollywood, USA

About the Director

Born and raised in Houston, Paloma Martinez began her storytelling career as a labor organizer in her native Texas. With her films, she hopes to empower communities and spark a dialogue about difficult subjects. In 2018, Paloma was named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine. Her short documentaries have screened at leading festivals including Hot Docs, AFI Docs, DOC NYC, San Francisco International Film Festival, and Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, winning multiple awards. Crisanto Street won both the Golden Gate Award for Best Short Documentary and Best Family Film at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Her co-directed short The Shift was shortlisted for the BAFTA Student Film Awards. A graduate of Stanford University's Documentary Film MFA program, she is proudly from Houston and is currently working on a project in Mexico City.



Sun., Dec. 16, 2018 | 5:30 PM
In Shorts Two
Central Valley Premiere

Janet Leigh Theatre, Stockton



Documentary Short Film

Director: Paloma Martinez
Producer: Paloma Martinez
Cinematographers: Geovany Cesario, Paloma Martinez
Editor: Paloma Martinez
Permission: Paloma Martinez

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