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La Tierra Que Yo Amo (Land That I Love)

After trying for seven years to successfully make it as a dancer in New York, a 30-year-old half-Mexican, half-American woman with dual citizenship reluctantly returns to her hometown of Oaxaca, Mexico and struggles to find her identity. [38 awards/honors including, First Place-2015 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest (Drama Category), and Grand Prize-2015 London Film Awards (Feature Screenplay Category)]

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Screenplay
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Posted:
04/16/2014
Updated:
01/11/2020
Author Bio:
Jonathan LaPoma has written seven feature-length and three short screenplays that have won a total of 161 awards/honors since 2013, three novels, and hundreds of poems and songs. His black comedy script HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS was optioned by Warren Zide along with Wexlfish Pictures (producer of AMERICAN PIE and FINAL DESTINATION films) in July 2017. LaPoma's award-winning, best-selling novel, DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY (#1 Amazon Best Seller in the "Satire" and "Urban Life" Kindle categories), and his screenplay A NOBLE TRUTH were published by Laughing Fire Press in 2015, and his short story A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES appeared in 34thParallel Magazine's November 2014 issue.

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Contest Results:
Las Vegas Screenplay (First Place, Drama Category)
London Film Awards (First Place, Grand Prize Winner)
Auckland International (First Place, Best Screenplay)
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