Why Now

Director’s Statement


Back in the 90s, when I emigrated from Peru, I was forced to make tough choices in order to survive in a new land. This film follows my journey from feeling lost and helpless to embracing my Latina identity, reconciling with my family after 16 years of separation, and discovering a new path for living a fulfilling life.


My dream is to help new immigrants – especially Latino women – to uncover the power of the human spirit in conquering challenges of U.S. immigration policies, family isolation and illness by sharing this message through my passion for art and film.


Please connect with me any time to explore Prodigal Daughter,  a story meant to inspire people – immigrants, psychologists, art therapists, policy makers, and community leaders – on the importance of discovering new ways to live happy and healthy lives.