Maria Agui Carter Selected to the Latino Screenwriting Project
Maria Agui Carter, Chair Emeritus and Trustee of NALIP, has been selected for the 2015 Latino Screenwriting Project with her new dramatic feature script, The Secret Life of La Mariposa, about Mari, an undocumented 13-year-old in NYC, who survives abuse from a stepfather who is her only ticket to citizenship, and the disappointment of a mother too overwhelmed to protect her, by escaping into a fantastical world that overtakes her reality. In this modern retelling of Kafka’s Metamorphosis, a Mexican teen girl obsessed with insects transcends her impossible circumstances through science and fantasy. Maria worked on her first draft at the 2014 NALIP Artist Retreat Center, and is a lifetime member of NALIP. The Latino Screenwriting Project takes place Feb. 25-28, 2015 during Cinefestival in San Antonio and is supported by the Sundance Institute.