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NEWS x MUSE Hannah Fletcher talks with the star of the film Grassland, Mia Maestro at the closing night of the 2024 Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF).

Exploring the failures of the criminal justice system from a unique angle, Grassland follows a single Latina mother whose illegal marijuana business is jeopardized when her young son befriends their new neighbors – a white boy and his police officer grandfather.