PBS Online Film Festival


Season 2017 Episode 8 | 14m 12s

After a classroom assignment causes Maria, a creative young girl, to face an absence in her family, she begins a journey to reconnect with faint, early memories. Meanwhile, her father, a hardworking laborer, avoids remnants of his past and whatever those traces may bring. Ultimately, this determined child and her resilient father must discover a way to mend love and memories as they confront loss.

Aired: 07/17/17

Expired: 07/16/19

Rating: NR

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