BRUJOS (2016 Grantee)


This dynamic web-series blends Latin American soap opera, American sitcom, and critical theory as it follows four gay Latino grad students—who are also witches—as they navigate magic, nightlife, intimacy, and final papers while trying to survive a witch-hunt. These unlikely heroes confront historical and present racial and gendered inequality as they battle the secret society of white, heteronormative male descendants of the first New World colonizers leading the witch-hunt.


Politically, BRUJOS centers the lives, struggles, and resilience of non-normative people. Grassroots filmmaking that focuses on community building further underline that BRUJOS is not just about artistic conceit, but also social mission. 


BRUJOS matters. It is dark, funny, sincere, critical--and needed.