La carnada

La Carnada (Bait or Decoy in english) by Director Josh Soskin is a tight Short film with strong characters and high stakes centered on Manny, a young Mexican boy being tasked with sneaking drugs into the United States in order to provide for his sick mother. The filmmaking is sharp, the characters well-realized and it is a 13 minute journey that, while brief, is quite narratively satisfying and tightly constructed. In the limited runtime, not only are we are introduced to an entire culture of “drug mules,” but we also connect and sympathize with our hero, a smart, practical kid who suddenly finds himself in a dangerous situation.

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