Marciel is desperate to escape his native Cuba. He journeys in the cover of nightfall during a storm with his young sister, Perla, by his side. They board a homemade raft, cobbled together by twisted metal and foam, propelled by an old Soviet car engine. Esta Niña Linda is a short film about survival, but more importantly, it’s a story where a brother and sister’s relationship is tested to its brink as they trek 90 miles in search of the U.S.
Isabella Rivera Gandulla