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Los Comandos

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Joshua Bennett, Juliana Schatz

Country: USA
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 28min
Film Year: 2017
Category: IMDbPro Shorts Competition

In El Salvador, gang violence has overrun the country, disproportionately targeting children and teenagers, and turning it into ‘The Murder Capital of the World’. The emergency medical unit, Los Commandos de Salvamento is one of the few institutions standing up to the gangs’ reign of terror, and is a place of refuge and community for young people. 16 year old Mimi is a dedicated Commando caught in the violence. When her friend and fellow Commando, 12 year old Erick Beltran, is gunned down while serving, she faces pressure to leave El Salvador and Los Commandos, and head north for a better life.

LOS COMANDOS screens with SEPTEMBER (Septiembre)


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Director: Joshua Bennett, Juliana Schatz
Producer: Joshua Bennett, Juliana Schatz
Executive Producer: Maro Chermayeff, Jeff Dupre

Cinematographer: Thorsten Thielow
Editor: David Hoon

Joshua Bennett, Juliana Schatz

Joshua Bennett has over 15 years of experience working in film and television production, and has produced shoots in over 35 countries and on all 7 continents. He produced the award winning TV series and trans-media campaign “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” (12), and is Executive Vice-President at Show of Force, New York.

Juliana Schatz is a filmmaker. She co-directed “Los Comandos”.