Worlds Apart

Watch Worlds Apart, a short film about a woman trapped between two worlds.

About the film

In Worlds Apart, Rose Vasquez is a Native American woman trapped between two worlds; the success and distance of college, and the challenges of life on her reservation. 

Image - Why_WriteFilmmaker.jpgAbout the filmmakers

Brendan (pictured), Ava, Ashley, and Paul produced Worlds Apart together in the Spring of 2011 as a part of the Community Voices Documentary Program at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film & Media Arts. Since the film’s release, all of the filmmakers have continued to produce exceptional work that has been seen and heard in festivals and broadcast around the world.

In addition to Worlds Apart, Brendan is currently supporting his other films on the festival circuit (Humble the Poet and Wolf Mountain) while working in NBCUniversal’s Page Program. Ava, a musician, is producing and releasing a variety of music weekly under her moniker, Ava Ali. Ashley is pursuing her artistic endeavors while spending plenty of time with her horses, and Paul is developing a slate of projects we’re all looking forward to seeing in the coming year.

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