Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Zlín 2022 (International Feature Films for Juniors Competition)

For its unpretentious way of telling a simple coming of age story of the 16 years old Abby, growing up in a small Californian rural community, with a large immigrant population. A place that a rebel such as Abby has to make out in order to find herself by leaving behind her roots, mother’s footsteps, family and friends issues, or even boredom. But sometimes dreams are just not big enough to leave home. A beautiful story about the brother of the prodigal son that never left town, but still made important life path choices by staying.