Pepino Mango Nance


A quaint film about music and survival. Two people of Hispanic heritage live and work in downtown Los Angeles. One is an American-born classical composer living in an artists’ loft; the other, an illegal immigrant from Guatemala, living a life on the run, supporting herself by selling fruits on the street. Their chance meeting leads to the composer writing a classical piece based on the fruit-seller’s hawker-calls. As the film follows the progress of this unusual composition, we get to see the complex issues surrounding these two lives, both chasing the American Dream in their own way.

Pepino Mango Nance won several awards and was televised on PBS.