“We are told that we drain the country of it’s benefits and resources.”
No more “you don’t look American.” No more calling us “criminals.” No more. Diego Boneta, Nicholas González and Vanessa Vasquez are just a few of the celebs lending their voice to the #WeAreAmerica campaign to set the record straight about Latino Americans in the United States.
After becoming enchanted with performers at a drag show, a young Cuban man named Jesus dreams of becoming a drag queen. Jesus, who works as a hairdresser, finds a mentor – a man named Mama – to guide him on his journey. As Jesus learns the tricks of the trade and gets closer to his dream, his estranged father re-enters his life, leading to a bitter clash between the two. Set in Havana, “VIVA,” is the work of two Irish filmmakers: director Paddy Breathnach and writer Mark O’Halloran. The movie was one of the selections at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.