Human Rights Film+ Series: Love, Life and the Virus

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Love, Life & the Virus

by Oscar Guerra

Virtual Screening and Discussion


Oscar Guerra
Luciana Lira
The Neighbor Fund

Thursday, December 3, 2020
5:00pm – 7:00pm

via Zoom

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Oscar Guerra films Zully in her hospital bed

About the Film:
A mother’s fight to survive COVID and see her newborn baby. How the coronavirus hit one immigrant family, their struggle to be reunited, and the community that rallied around them.




Oscar Guerra is a NORCAL Emmy® Award-winning director, researcher and educator. His career spans the spectrum of television, music, multimedia production, documentaries for social change, and immersive media. He is currently an assistant professor in the Digital Media & Design department at the University of Connecticut in Stamford.

Luciana Lira is a bilingual educator with the Stamford Public Schools.  She and her husband Alex cared for baby Neysel while her family recovered from the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The Neighbor Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that supports the immigrant communities of Windham and Tolland counties, providing direct financial support to those facing detention and deportation.  

This year, the Human Rights Film+ Series spotlights new work by UConn Digital Media & Design faculty who address human rights issues and ideas through film, animation, and game design.

For more information visit the Human Rights Film+ Series website.

Presented by

Dodd Human Rights Impact

the Human Rights Institute

Digital Media and Design

in partnership with PBS Frontline