Una Luz: Exploring Article 13
Documentary Short, 17 minutes, El Salvador
Directed by Micaela Femiano
A film crew sets out to uncover the truth about a new law in El Salvador that is removing hundreds of children from orphanages and shelters across the country. In 2009, the LEPINA law was created to protect the rights of children and adolescents in El Salvador. However, because of the interpretation of Article 13, more than 700 children have been removed from orphanages and shelters across the country and returned to homes where they experience abuse, neglect, and extreme poverty.