‘Greencard Warriors’, a movie directed by Miriam Kruishoop, will have its world premier at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) on October 11, 2013.
The story follows a 14 year old boy Angel, an undocumented Latino teen and his family, who struggle to find a place in American society. With the promise of naturalization papers, the US military presents Angel’s father with the opportunity for a brighter future for his family if he sends his eldest son into the US Army. With his brother gone, Angel is left to the designs of a local street gang and his new found love whilst the family is left to deal with the consequences of the choices they have made.
Director Miriam Kruishoop, born in the Netherlands, graduated with honors from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. She is the youngest female to have directed a feature film in the Netherlands. She is also the youngest Gouden Kalf nominee for Best Director. Kruishoop’s films and visual art are mainly character studies of women. Her work talks about internal conflicts, feelings of isolation and restraint and the incapability to communicate. They are studies of emotion.
Her work has an extreme esthetic. The intensity of the close-up, the usage of sound and the impactful images have a very unsettling effect on the viewer. Kruishoop is a filmmaker with a unique talent and style. She writes, shoots, art-directs and edits most of her work herself. Kruishoop has won several awards and also directed commercials and music video’s and has exhibited and published her photography. She has written and developed a number of film scripts and is currently in pre-production on her next feature film.