Magazine article Screen International

AFM Debut for Greencard Warriors

Magazine article Screen International

AFM Debut for Greencard Warriors

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The Little Film Company is to give a market premiere to Miriam Kruishoop's Greencard Warriors at the American Film Market (AFM).

A hard-hitting drama about Latino immigrants and gang members in Los Angeles without legal papers, Greencard Warriors recently won a Best Director award at the 16th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival. The film stars Manny Perez and Vivica A. Fox.

The film's associate producer, former PolyGram and Icon exec Stewart Till, put Dutch director Kruishoop in touch with Robbie Little earlier this summer.

The film was partly inspired by an article on non-US citizens serving in the US army in a bid to build a brighter future for their families. The film follows Angel, an undocumented 14 year-old Latino boy struggling to stay out of trouble after his father joins the military.

Greencard Warriors was made with support from an unlikely quarter - the LA-set movie received backing from the Netherlands Film Fund. …

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