Thursday
02
NOV

Los Comandos Encore Screening

19:00
21:00

Austin Film Festival

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The short film 'Los Comandos' has been awarded best documentary short Austin Film Festival and is having an encore screening this Thursday, November 2nd at 7:00pm at Austin Film Festival

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In El Salvador, gang violence has overrun the country, disproportionately targeting children and teenagers, and turning it into 'The Murder Capital of the World'. The emergency medical unit, Los Commandos de Salvamento is one of the few institutions standing up to the gangs' reign of terror, and is a place of refuge and community for young people. 16 year old Mimi is a dedicated Commando caught in the violence. When her friend and fellow Commando, 12 year old Erick, is gunned down while serving, she faces pressure to leave El Salvador and Los Commandos, and head north for a better life.