In this meditative "anti-road trip", Lucia travels from Odessa to El Paso, Texas to get an abortion, only to find that she has to wait the state-mandated, twenty-four hours before she can have the procedure. With nowhere to go, she spends the night in a town she doesn't know awaiting her fate.
"Lucia, Before and After" won the Jury Prize for US Fiction at Sundance Film Festival and was made in conjuction with Refinery29's Shatterbox Anthology grant.
Anu Valia is writer, director, and actor who has produced videos for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," MTV, IFC, CollegeHumor, Vox Media, Refinery29, NYLON Magazine, Above Average, and more. Her work has won Sundance's Jury Prize for US Fiction, and she has been nominated for a Student Academy Award and a National Board of Review grant.