Domenico and Constanza Castro, two sisters from Mexico City, make their directorial debut at the Sundance Film Festival with their short film We are here which gives an insight into national politics, immigration law and the importance of citizenship in our country.
We are here it is a portrait of what it is like to walk in the shoes of an undocumented immigrant under the age of 30. As immigrants themselves, Domenico and Constanta seek to raise awareness of those who are often marginalized in our society and seen as a threat to the well-being of the nation.
In addition to directing, the sisters have been creating short content for about eight years and are the founders of 271 Films, a creative production company based in Los Angeles. In total, their work has garnered more than 2 billion views. They have also created films and commercial content that has been shown at MTV, The New Yorker Screening Room, Nylon, Vice, BET Networks and Adweek, as well as at film festivals including AFI Fest, Tribeca, Palm Springs and Austin Film Festival.
Watch the trailer above.