Mi Mama

Mi Mama

Film Session(s)

6 minutes, United States, 2019



This is an inter-generational story of Nadia Mercado and her mother Clariza Valdez and how their experiences of the outdoors intertwine. Clariza's story is one of migration, survival, resilience, and sacrifice, so that her children could follow their dreams. In the early seventies, Clariza visited Arches National Park as a working immigrant and made a wish that one day her children could experience this place and it's beauty. 37 years later, Nadia and Clariza return to Arches, this time with a new dream to share with their communities and the outdoor world.


Director(s): James Q Martin

Producer(s): Jade Begay