Mija

Doris Muñoz is an ambitious, young music manager whose undocumented family depends on her ability to launch pop stars. When she loses her biggest client, Doris hustles to discover new talent and finds Jacks — another daughter of immigrants for whom "making it" isn't just a dream: it's a necessity.
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Doris Muñoz desperately longed for better representation in the indie music she listened to as a teenager. At 23, she took matters into her own hands and began a career in music talent management, passionately advocating for rising Latinx artists. Her swift success transformed her into a pillar for first-and second-generation Americans seeking community, as well as a breadwinner for her undocumented family.  Three years later, Doris abruptly receives news that forces her to reconsider working in music.  At this moment of crisis, Doris finds Jacks Haupt, a promising Chicana singer desperate to break out of her parents’ home in Dallas, Texas. Beyond shared moments of joy and hope, Doris and Jacks bond over the ever-present guilt of being the first American-born members of their undocumented families and the financial risks of pursuing their dreams. For them, the pressure of success is heightened because it is their family’s hope for green cards and family reunification.  Mija is a moving love letter to immigrants and their children. Director Isabel Castro’s intimate debut feature constructs an ethereal love letter to the daughters that fight for their families, their dreams and themselves.

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Director(s): Isabel Castro

Producer(s): Executive Producers: Davis Guggenheim, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Marni E.J. GrossmanJenny Raskin, Lauren Haber
Producers: Tabitha Breese | Isabel Castro | Yesenia Tlahuel

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Language: English

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