Montréal Girls tells the story of a Middle Eastern medical student at McGill University whose destiny is irrevocably changed by two spirited women. The film, which unfolds in three languages, was named “Best Feature Film (Festival Directors Award)” at the Los Angeles International Film Festival last November.
Chica was born in war-torn El Salvador and her family fled the country as refugees to settle in Montreal. As a CEGEP student, she made three short films and set her sights on the film production program at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.
While at Concordia, Chica spent nights editing film on a massive steel machine known as a Steenbeck.