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A Million Light Years From Home
"A Million Light Years From Home" by Sergio Montiel

A Million Light Years From Home

I was born in Paraguay, at the heart of South America. My journey has taken me to the other extreme of this graceful continent, and for five years now, I’ve lived in New York. My film reflects my feelings and experiences gathered throughout my life. It is a closer look to the different influences of living in both these places, and how they have shaped me into the person I am today.

Fall 2005



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