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Rebecca Murga

Writer | Director | Soldier accepted into the AFI Directing Workshop for Women

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  • commented on Submit your work 2015-05-19 17:00:12 -0700
    Chicago native and currently active U.S. Army Reserve Captain and Public Affairs Officer, Rebecca Murga has been selected from hundreds as one of ten privileged applicants to participate in the prestigious AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women for 2015. She is the first member of the military to be selected since the program’s inception in 1974, and the only Latina in this class.

    AMERICAN GIRL is a film about a young spunky Guatemalan girl who is driven by her late father’s dream to become an American. Accompanied by her dog and a retired smuggler, the three set out on a dangerous 2,000 mile journey through Mexico to reach the American border. Together they must overcome ruthless drug smugglers, human traffickers, and the harsh desert.

    This short fIlm will be shot this summer from July 17-23. For any questions please email me at: