Reviews and Festivals
"Interviewing each other and filming typical activities with friends and family, the girls are sometimes unsure or silly, and other times juggle appointments with immigration lawyers, college prospects, and their shared dedication to being activists for positive change...Consider for social studies, social justice, and history classes or discussion of transitioning from high school and part-time jobs to life's next challenges."
— School Library Journal
"Highly Recommended. A somber and real portrayal of what immigrant children go through when they enter and live in the United States. Their lives, their families, and their pain, is brutally illustrated in this short but powerful film. Their aspirations in achieving a better life as they walk the tight rope of American politics, American society, and cultural differences is fascinating to watch. Their ability to succeed, given the obstacles these two young Latina girls face, leave the viewer with food for serious thought."
— Educational Media Reviews Online
"At a time where undocumented immigrants, the Latino community, and DREAMers are under attack, Ale y Yose offers an intimate glimpse into the lives and perspectives of two girls at the forefront of these intersecting issues. Undocumented yet unafraid, Ale and Yose both fit and break the mold of a US teenager."
— KQED Truly CA
Palm Springs International ShortFest, Youth Jury Award, Young Cineastes
The Breitrose Awards by The Enersen Foundation
Drunken Film Festival Oakland, Audience Award
Palm Springs International ShortFest
DTLA Film Festival
Drunken Film Festival Oakland
Latin American Series, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Nuestras Raices: Oakland Youth Rise