Film in Development

El Abrazo

The Embrace tells the story of same-sex tango dancers in Buenos Aires, Berlin and New York City as they ignite their passion through dance. In El Abrazo, the passionate and popular art of tango comes to life through Walter and Leo, whose love story takes us from the queer dance halls of New York City and Buenos Aires to the ballrooms of Berlin. The documentary reveals how this Latin American dance crosses borders, breaks stereotypes, offering a creative, playful and empowering vehicle to explore issues of gender, sexuality, multiculturalism, and human rights on and off the dance floor. As dancers Walter and Leo aim for the highest level of mastery—as gay immigrants they face daunting challenges to realize their dreams. Walter and Leo’s quest to be together puts a human face on the pressing issues of immigration reform and equality. In telling their story and after the worldwide pandemic we have lived through, El Abrazo brings new appreciation for the need for human connection through the tango embrace. To received updates about El Abrazo’s production join our mailing list.