Sin Padre (2012)
Juan is a 17 year old Honduran just trying to get by in the Mission District of San Francisco. While Juan is street smart, he struggles in school. It becomes even more difficult when he is given an assignment to write about where he comes from. The other students embrace the assignment, but Juan is reminded of a deep pain in his life: Juan never knew who his father was. Juan's mother Maria had him when she was fourteen years old. He always loved and respected. Maria for raising him, but never truly understood her reluctance to tell him the truth. Juan clings to a single picture of Maria cradling him as an infant and an unidentified man. Could this man be his father? In truth, Maria is afraid to tell Juan who his father is. The secret has ruined Maria's relationship with her own parents and the neighborhood whispers nasty rumors behind her back. But Maria continues to keep the secret despite the pain, fearful that telling Juan the truth may destroy the one person she loves most...her son. Juan uses his assignment to explore who his father may possibly be. As Juan continues to push for the truth, it leads him down a path he never expected.- Written by Jay Francisco Lopez
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