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Mila Villasana & Las Abogadas Film: The Confluence of Life and Art

Updated: Sep 9, 2022

Thank you to talented illustrator Mila Villasana for patiently creating our poster and capturing the essence of our film.

So many of the members of our documentary team have a strong personal connection to the story we are telling. The fantastic artist who designed our poster is no exception.

Mila Villasana was born in Mexico and moved to the U.S. with her family when she was 9 years old. After she graduated from high school, she left the country, because despite any academic accomplishments, she couldn’t further her education due to her immigration status. She decided to stay in Mexico after her Canadian visa application was denied. She currently lives and works in San Miguel de Allende as a freelance illustrator.

In 2018, when thousands of Central American migrants were crossing through Mexico and film subject, Rebecca Eichler provided them legal aid, Mila answered the call for help. She went into the midst of a humanitarian crisis to distribute food, water, and clothing to hungry and tired migrants making their way to the U.S. border.

Mila Villasana and Rebecca Eichler with a van full of donated humanitarian supplies, en route to join the migrant caravan in November 2018.

Mila Villasana (in orange hat, center) distributes food & clothing to migrants during the 2018 caravan through central Mexico.

"It is a pretty cool parallel that someone with my immigration story ended up doing the poster for this film."

The production team of Las Abogadas is proud to partner and work with individuals with a wide range of immigration stories. We are so happy to have Mila's artistry on our team and are thrilled with this poster. Thank you Mila!

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