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"Jon Ayon’s Sombras (Shadows) is a touching demonstration of film’s potential both as a tool of self-understanding and as a catalyst to inspire and bring about change on a timely social issue."

Roman Coppola

"Luis Buñuel inspires the surrealist touches in Ayon's work…The son of immigrants, Ayon likes to delve into the Latino diaspora narratives of which his family takes part"

SF State News, LCA

"The filmmaker’s emotional interviews with his mother and father about their experiences as undocumented immigrants give the audience an intimate, firsthand accounting of the fear, uncertainty, and hope that marked their journeys to this country and continue to define their lives."

American Zoetrope