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Video: 8-minute Spanish-language film delivers range of emotions highlighting green card lottery system

LatinaLista — Earlier this year, Latina Lista highlighted the trailer of a short film titled “La Loteria” by filmmaker Shahir Daud.

The Spanish-language short film, La Loteria, epitomizes life’s unpredictability both in front of and behind the camera. Written and directed by a New Zealander, the film stars Puerto Rican and Swedish actors, is scored by a Venezuelan and an American, and shot entirely in New York, and set in the Dominican Republic. To top it off, it’s full running time is only 8 minutes and 21 seconds.

La Loteria is about a guy named Augusto Ramirez, who while waiting for his flight to immigrate to the United States, recalls the three biggest regrets of his life.

Daud shares that the full version of his film (with English subtitles) La Loteria is now available for viewing (check it out below).

In eight minutes and 21 seconds, Daud conveys a range of emotions in Spanish, a language that he doesn’t even speak but wanted for the film to have greater authenticity. This attention for detail has critics heralding him as a talented storyteller and from the looks of his latest project, a music video titled Cymatics, Daud is an innovative one as well.

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