Graduation Date

Fall 12-16-2017

Grading Professor

Yoruba Richen

Subject Concentration

Arts & Culture

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Left Out In The Cold is a film about two mothers on the hunt to find justice after their sons were brutally murdered. Both cases are based in the Bronx, remain unsolved, and have been classified as “cold cases,” meaning they no longer have any leads.

For over three months I followed Yamilet Gambaro and Glenda Soto. They do not know each other but these women share the same pain.

Yamilet’s 17-year-old son Joshua Baez was stabbed in the heart on his way home on April 7, 2012. In October of the same year, she moved to Florida to get her two younger sons away from the violence in their neighborhood. Glenda Soto lost her 20-year-old son Freddy Collazo just last year in February when he was shot in the face outside of his cousin's house in the Bronx. For Glenda, the pain is still raw meanwhile for Yamilet, although five years have passed, she is still searching for answers.



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