When filmmaker and artist Mabel Valdiviezo reunites with her family in Peru after sixteen years of silence, she decides to reveal her dark and painful past as an immigrant in the U.S. Diagnosed with stage IV cancer, and pouring her soul’s secrets into her art, Mabel must find a way to heal her broken family ties before it is too late. 

Deeply rooted in the lived experience of Latina immigrant women, Prodigal Daughter shines a light on the issues of family reconnection, gendered migration, and mental health, an overlooked perspective in the national immigration debate.