Ni-Ni

a film by Melissa Hickey

19:20 MIN  /  ENGLISH  /  THEATRICAL  /  USA  /  2014

NiNi, short for ‘neither works nor studies’ chronicles the last days of a petty street thug in Mexico’s Cuidad Juarez. Limited by poverty and lack of opportunity, Daniel is in danger of falling prey to the the cartel, until a chance encounter with Laura, a teenage activist, inspires him to change his ways. 

NiNi was produced in part by the American Film Institute as a required thesis project necessary for graduation.