Directed by Shruti Parekh
Produced by Laura Scarano, Shruti Parekh
United States | English, Hindi, Spanish | 18' | Fiction
Dev, an Indian taxi driver in upstate New York, ferries passengers to a Canadian border crossing for quick money. When he picks up a Salvadoran couple with a great deal at stake, they find themselves at odds in the shared pursuit of a better life.
A resilient queer couple flees the United States, determined to cross the Canadian border. Along their perilous journey, an earnest undocumented cab driver, saving for his family's American dream, faces a life-altering decision. Will he risk it all to aid their escape? Anchored by an incredible cast, ESPERANZA will have you rooting for every character, even when their fates are pitted against each other. — Erin Brown Thomas, Artistic Director