Génesis Mancheren Abaj (USA/Guatemala)

Génesis Mancheren Abaj is a non-binary, Queer, Kaqchikel filmmaker, actor and artist born and raised in New York City by way of Guatemala. Upon graduating from Columbia University’s School of Journalism in 2017, they have worked extensively within film — co-directing, editing, writing, producing, and more. Their written, produced and edited work has shown at Tribeca Film Festival, VR Arles Festival, Ícaro Film Festival, Rooftop Films, as well as Open Society Foundation, Leslie Lohman Museum, Centro Corona and more. They are co-founder of Tierra Narrative, an independent production house that focuses on Central American art and cinema through programming and production, and En-Camino Media, a worker-owned production house that produces video and online educational content. Génesis is excited to be currently writing and directing their own films that allows them to continue working with their community, giving them the creative control and freedom that they desire.

Dólar When Ceci, a young Kaqchikel influencer, loses her money to a notorious thief, she embarks on a chase to retrieve her lavish way of living.