Directed by Adelina Anthony Written by Ernesto Javier Martínez 2019 | Short Film / Aderisa Productions
Synopsis: A Mexican-American boy learns from his parents about serenatas, and why demonstrating romantic affection proudly, publicly, and through song is such a treasured Mexican tradition. One day, the boy asks his parents if there is a song for a boy who loves a boy. The parents, surprised by the question and unsure of how to answer, must decide how to honor their son and how to reimagine a beloved tradition.
Film Festivals: Official Selection, Outfest Fusion LGBTQ People of Color Film Festival, 2019; Official Selection, San Diego Latino Film Festival, 2019
Ernesto Martínez is an associate professor in the UO Department of Ethnic Studies and a member of the CSWS Advisory Board.