Set in a Florida elementary school, a 12-year-old Puerto Rican girl brings a popular dessert dish, arroz con leche, to a Thanksgiving event at her school and no one eats it. This sweet short speaks volumes about equality, difference and the experience of “otherness.”

Director: Lizette Barrera

Runtime: 93 Mins

Year: 2020

Sunday, November 15, 2020. 2:30pm


About The Director

Lizette Barrera

Lizette Barrera is a Chicana filmmaker based in Dallas/Ft.Worth with ties in Austin, TX. Her film Mosca (Fly) is currently in distribution with HBO. She was awarded The Filmmaker to Watch Award at the Women Texas Film Festival and the EBW by Sandra Adair cash grant from the Austin Film Society for her latest film Chicle (Gum), has World Premiered at SXSW. She has received her MFA in Film Production at The University of Texas at Austin and is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington. She is represented by Inclusion Management.

Matthew Herbertz, Producer

Matthew Herbertz is an award-winning filmmaker from Indianapolis, IN.  He received his undergraduate degree in TV/Film from DeSales University and went on to receive his MFA in Film and Video Production at Ohio University. He is the co-founder of the independent production company, Kiltered Productions, with friend and artistic collaborator, Ross Morin.

Matthew has written and directed narrative, documentary, and experimental short films that have screened at festivals nationally and internationally. In addition to his work as an independent filmmaker, Matthew has worked as a cinematographer, assistant director, producer, and gaffer on a number of short and feature films. He lives in Lakeland, Florida where he works as an active independent filmmaker and a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Florida Southern College teaching film and video production and studies.