Filmfest 2016 - Aspen Screenings
About This Project


Friday, September 23, 2016 | 5:30 PM
Wheeler Opera House
320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611


Soy Nero traces the epic and circuitous path of young Nero, a Mexican teenager who hopes to join the U.S. Army to earn citizenship under the DREAM Act. We first meet him on the border, attempting the treacherous crossing to America under the glittering decoy of Fourth of July fireworks. His journey brings him from scorched desert to the lush mansions of Beverly Hills, before returning in fatigues to another arid expanse in Iraq. There, Nero becomes one of many “green card soldiers” who would risk their lives rather than return to their places of origin. A timely story of sacrifice and opportunity, Soy Nero arrives at an urgent crossroads of American foreign policy and deeper investigation of immigration and national identity. United States Premiere. (Germany / France / Mexico, 2016)


Writer: Razvan Radulescu, Rafi Pitts
Director: Rafi Pitts
Producers:  Thanassis Karathanos, Twenty Twenty Vision, Rita Dagher, Senorita Films
Editor: Danielle Anezin
Principal Cast: Johnny Ortiz, Rory Cochrane, Aml Ameen, Darrell Britt-Gibson


Run Time: 2 hr


Special thanks to Esther Pearlstone.