Dark and intense, Catherine Fordham’s short film “KAYA” delves into the desperation of a young woman in search of her sister. At a truck stop motel in Socorro, New Mexico, Kaya searches for her teenage sister, Luna, who was taken by a sex trafficker named Buck. Instead, she discovers another young girl with a connection to Buck’s crew. Desperate to extract the girl, and get information out of the local pimp, Kaya takes her place with the girls last “date” and sets a trap for the pimp. Shot mainly in a western motel room, “KAYA” is claustrophobic atmosphere punctuated with seriously violent deeds. -Caryn Coleman. Written and Directed By Catherine Fordham. Cast: Shakira Barrera, Brie Surodjawan, Kyle Dean Bolt. Director of Photography: Drew Levin. Editor: Minos Papas. Produced by Allison Rose Carter, Natalie Johnson, Monica West. Assistant Director: Mykel Salazar.