Moved by the need to support their families, a group of Dominican women embark on an uncertain and dangerous journey on a “yola” to Puerto Rico. Far from being a dream country, they face the worst abuse and discrimination. However, they are strong and stubborn women, who keep fighting for a better life.
Short (22mins) Documentary | Puerto Rico
A lawyer by profession, a producer by vocation, since 2009, Annabelle has produced fiction and documentary films. On March of 2013, she was accepted to the Directors’ Guild of America as Unit Production Manager. Under her company, Belle Films (Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic & Spain), she develops content in an artisanal way that touch upon social and political issues to be told through film. Her most recent projects include documentaries such as “The Last Colony” (2014) and fiction films such as “El Hombre que Cuida” (PR-Dom. Rep. -Brazil co-production, 2017) and “El Chata” (Puerto Rico, 2018). In 2017, she won the Movistar+ Development Award at Conecta Fiction, with her comedy series “Love in Times of Tinder.” Recently, she completed the MPXA, a Masters Program in Executive Production by the University of A Coruña, the Amancio Ortega Foundation and the Santiago Rey Fernández-Latorre Foundation. Her first attempt at directing is the short documentary "Unpacking."