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Ale Libre

Best Short Documentary – ALE LIBRE

Directed by Maya Cueva


Alejandra is a criminalized organizer and unapologetic immigrant. While she prepares for one of the biggest moments of her life — her deportation case — Alejandra is forced to reckon with a past mistake and a system that could tear her apart from her family and the only home she has ever known.


Director Bio

Maya Cueva is a Latina award-winning director and producer. Her work has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, Latino USA, and The Atlantic. Her feature film ON THE DIVIDE premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2021. Her short documentary, THE PROVIDER, premiered at SXSW and was nominated for a student Emmy. Maya’s other film ONLY THE MOON premiered at Full Frame Documentary Festival in 2019 and awarded her a Sundance Ignite Fellowship.


Year: 2020
Runtime: 16:24
Country: United States
Premiere: New York
Note: Press Contact: Daniel Tantalean, Ale Libre LLC,

Director: Maya Cueva
Producer: Mayra Amaya, Melissa Bueno-Woerner, Daniel Tantalean
Cast: Alejandro Pablos
Cinematographer: Alonso Parra, César Martínez-Barba
Editor: César Martínez-Barba
Production Design: Marcos Keyto
Composer: Kyle Rodriguez
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