‘Sin Padre’ – In Local Film, Masculinity is Violent

Dec. 6, 2013 / By

By Edgardo Cervano-Soto

When Nora Vigil first saw the scenes of domestic and street violence in the new local film,Sin Padre, she “thought of the violence occurring in Richmond,” even though the film is set in San Francisco’s Mission District.

Written and directed by Bay Area filmmaker Jay Francisco Lopez, Sin Padre screened at the Richmond Public Library last month for an audience of about 50 people.  The event was hosted by Brookside Community Health Center and Healthy Richmond. Vigil was one of the dozen or so health promoters who were presenting the film, and she introduced it as an opportunity for Richmond to start its own conversation about domestic violence, abuse, gangs, and family relationships.

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