About the Film

Caracol Cruzando is an animated short about a young Costa Rican girl, Anais, who faces the hardest decision she's ever had to make: should she sneak her best friend and pet turtle with her across the U.S. Miami border, or should she leave him behind?

Caracol Cruzando is written and directed by Pamela Maria Chavez.

Caracol Cruzando received a New Media grant from Latino Public Broadcasting and premiered online at the PBS Online Film Festival.

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Official Film Festival Selections


Q & A with Director Pamela Chavez, representing Costa Rica

Friday, November 8th at 7pm

LA Film School, 6353 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles

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PBS Online Film Festival

Season 2018 Episode 6 | 16m 4s

Our Awesome Team


Concept Sketches