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Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival 2018

Enedina’s Nativity

Directed by Alejandro Mendoza-Ibarra

United States / 2017 / Culture, Immigrant, Spirituality, Urban, Women in Film / 10 mins / English, Spanish with English subtitles / Digital

Plays In:
Wish It Was Longer Short Docs

09/16/2018 5:30 PM


Every holiday season in a Southern California city, a Mexican-American grandmother with an unbreakable faith, builds a “big Christmas miracle” that has brought this working-class community together for the last 45 years.

Director's Bio

Alejandro Mendoza is an Award-Winning Journalist with 18 years of experience in broadcast journalism. He is currently working towards a Certificate in both, Cinematography and Photography at UCLA. His final goal is to become a better storyteller.

He has worked as News Anchor for KMEX Univision 34 in Los Angeles (2012-2017) and KDTV Univision 14 in San Francisco (2008 to 2012). Prior to that, he spent six years as News Correspondent for Univision Network in Mexico City.

Alejandro, who grew up in Monterrey, México, began his professional career as an intern, first in print and then in radio. He subsequently moved into television where he discovered his passion for storytelling.

Alejandro has covered a variety of stories: Elections, hurricanes, earthquakes and, even a FIFA World Cup in Germany. His journalistic work has been recognized with prestigious awards including an RTNDA (Radio-Television News Directors Association) Edward R. Murrow Award in 2004, multiple Emmy’s, two GLAAD Awards and a Telly Award.

Alejandro Mendoza received his B.A. in Communications and Journalism from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Mexico. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.



Plays in

  1. Wish It Were Longer Short Docs

    89 mins
    These are the kinds of flms that leave you happy to learn about things like music, film, traditions and history.

    In This Program: The Earth Did Not Speak, Enedina’s Nativity, (Latin) American Dream, Our Man in Tokyo (The Ballad of Shin Miyata), Women Filmmakers From Nicaragua, Velo Visionaries – Gabe Dominguez

Dates & Times

Plays In:
Wish It Was Longer Short Docs

09/16/2018 5:30 PM