11 min, USA 2009

The story of a Mexican mother who loses her 10-year old daughter in a drive-by gang shooting in East Los Angeles. “Living with the Dead” is also a reflection on how death becomes a vibrant part of the world of the living in Latinx culture.

director, writer, cinematographer, editor: Alexa Oona Schulz
colourist, additional cinematographer: Matthias Grunsky, bvk
composer: Florencia Di Concilio

This film has been made possible thanks to the generous support of
Rita Chairez from the Office of Restorative Justice, Los Angeles
and thanks to Fr. Mark Torres from Homeboy Industries, Los Angeles

The Office of Restorative Justice and its staff provide pastoral care for the incarcerated, their families and victims while seeking to affect changes in public policy regarding incarceration.

Homeboy Industries assists at-risk and formerly gang-involved youth to become positive and contributing members of society through job placement, training and education.