Esperando (2005)

The short film, Esperando, features 25 charcoal drawings strung together, overlapped, and repeated to tell the story of a solitary field worker as he awaits news from a family member attempting to cross the border. The image of the dead migrants in the abandoned tractor-trailer may be a memory, a dream, or a premonition. Whatever it is, the pain or doubt, the torture of esperando – waiting/hoping – inspires an image of his own death, hanging himself by the rafter of an abandoned barn, the idea of which brings the religious man to his knees begging forgiveness.