Mi vida dentroRosa y bandera
My Life Inside

Lucía Gajá
Mexico, Documentary, 2008
122 min, DV/HDV/S16mm/8mm, Color
English and Spanish with English subtitles

Rosa is a Mexican woman who, in 1999, at the age of 17, migrated illegally to Austin, Texas. In January of 2003, she was arrested for suspicion of murder and then sent to trial in August 2005. Rosa’s imprisonment in a foreign country, the judicial process, the verdict, the separation from her family, and her powerlessness make Mi vida dentro a true and revealing look into the life of Mexican immigrants in the United States.



Mature audiences

Regal Metropolitan, Saturday April 25, 12 Noon


Lucía Gajá was born in Mexico City in 1974. She studied graphic communication first at UNAM, and then went on to the CUEC for film direction. She has been nominated twice for a Rockefeller scholarship and has been supported by the Ford Foundation. She was awarded an Ariel (Mexican Oscar) in 2005 for her short documentary Soy. Mi vida dentro garnered awards at the Morelia Film Festival and was nominated for an Ariel for best feature documentary.

Producer: Rodrigo Herranz
Screenwriter: Lucía Gajá
Cinematographer: Erika Licea
Editor: Lucía Gajá
Music: Leonardo Heiblum, Jacobo Leiberman