The short film about this story is out. Watch it on Youtube at the end of the post. Thanks. Let me know if you like it.

Accomplished Ignorant – Short Stories / Short Films –


(Watch the short film at the end of the story/post.)

I could still remember the moment I became a pacifist, an animal lover, and a defender of animal rights. From that moment on, I also turned into a better person.

That day, while playing in the backyard and armed with a flyswatter I squashed a butterfly with it. My big brother witnessed the act, became upset, and sad, and then he gave me a lecture I would never forget.

butterfly probably had a family; it probably had babies that needed to
be fed. Everybody loves butterflies, they’re beautiful to see, and
they’re tender creatures. The way they fly and the way they move, it
brings happiness to everyone. All living creatures have a right to live.
Even if it is a cockroach or a mosquito, or a bee, you should respect
their lives. Only if you’re attacked…

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Keep Dreaming

“A man living in the US gets a visit from his ‘replica’. The man had emigrated decades before. His ‘replica’ remained in Mexico living an alternate life. Now he wants to find out about ‘his other life'”. The eternal internal question “what if”.

Filmed under ‘lock-down’ conditions. My son Carlos Barraza and I were forced to experiment and learn other areas of film making. In other words, my son and I were the total cast and crew.

A week after we finished editing, we received our first Semi-Finalist award from FENACIR — A famous film festival in Mexico.

The first version with English subtitles.

The second version with Spanish subtitles.

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