Film by Student Michael Morales to Screen at Cannes Film Festival

Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Photo of Michael Morales and two members of his film crew

KFSN-CHANNEL 30 (FRESNO) --Morales is a student at San Francisco State studying film.

He and a team of classmates made the short film Guardia de mi Hermano (My Brother’s Keeper) about two brothers who have chosen two paths in life.

The film won a school competition and the story plot caught the attention of organizers with the Cannes Short Film Corner.

The film is mostly in Spanish, something he was passionate about.

“I’m not rooted as much as I want to, so creating that film for me was digging deeper into my roots and my culture. So it was kind of a big deal for it to be in Spanish to be this kind of theme. So it’s like me giving back to my culture,” said Morales.


Photo: Michael Morales, center, poses with the crew of Guardia de mi Hermano. Photo courtesy of Michael Morales.