How far would you go to protect your child?
Melissa Barrera (In The Heights, Scream 6) stars as a mother battling addiction while struggling to care for her daughter in the indie drama film, All The World is Sleeping.
Also starring in the film are Jackie Cruz (Orange Is The New Black), Jorge Garcia (Lost), Kristen Gutoskie (The Handmaid’s Tale), Lisandra Tena (Fear The Walking Dead), Luis Bordonada (Vida), Valentina Herrera (Black Widow), and Adilynn Marie Menendez (The Medium).
Written and directed by Ryan Lacen (The Dust Storm), All The World is Sleeping opens in theaters and on digital platforms on March 17, 2023.
The film follows Chama (Melissa Barrera), who as a young girl in New Mexico, strived to be different from her mother. Now in her twenties, she’s found herself falling into a similar cycle of generational addiction. This struggle then threatens her balance as a mother to her own daughter. As Chama tries to keep it all together, a harrowing accident will spiral her out of control, causing her daughter to be taken from her custody. With nothing left, she’ll have to confront her past in order to fight for a future — one that can either guide her closer to getting her daughter back or lead her deeper into this dangerous cycle.
In 2017 a reproductive justice based non-profit, Bold Futures NM, gathered 7 system-impacted women with a history of substance use and pregnancy to create an artistic medium that would explore the complexities of trauma, substance use and parenting in New Mexico. Over the course of several months and hours of conversation and community building, the insight derived through this facilitated group process evolved into the foundation of an unlikely feature film highlighting characters with authenticity and heart.
Watch the official trailer for All The World is Sleeping.