For Rosa is an independent project and USC thesis film inspired by the Madrigal Ten, a group of women who were ten of Latinas sterilized without consent while giving birth at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center during the 1970s. The story follows Eva, a fictional mother, who after being informed of her sterilization, is faced with the life-altering decision of joining Jessica, a 26-year-old fierce Chicana attorney, and nine other women in a lawsuit against the hospital. The film is Executive Produced by Chuey Martinez, directed by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone and stars Melinna B (Orange Is the New Black), and Idalia Valles known for her outstanding performance in Queen of the South, Rick Mancia (East Los High) and others.
In an EXCLUSIVE interview the young actress from Texas actress Idalia Sandy Valles shares with us that at a very young age, Valles she was always involved in the arts and music through her family. Her first professional job was at the age of eight years old. She shared that her family was her biggest support system and they helped her get the appropriate training that led her to land a big role in USA Networks hit series-“Queen of the South,” filmed in Dallas, Texas.
Valles, shared what coronavirus pandemic has taught her and gave us all the scoop on her most recent project “For Rosa” or in Spanish “Para Rosa”. Take a look at the exclusive interview via Skype: