Sana, Sana… Un Dicho

If you’ve ever wondered where “Sana, sana colita de rana, si no sanas hoy, sanarás mañana.” came from you can thank a curandera, a frog and his pinche colita.

Director Biography – Diego Romero

Diego Romero was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico. He attended West Las Vegas Public Schools from elementary through high school and New Mexico Highlands University for college.

Diego took part in local theater productions from a young age, doing background in television and movie productions that were shooting in the area. As a Mass Communications undergrad, he continued his theater and background work, in addition to stand-in work. After graduate school and while working as a multimedia developer, Diego returned to background and stand-in work, expanding his work into small roles in television and movies.

Diego is also a multimedia developer and an award-winning photographer, director, and writer.

Director Statement

“Sana, sana colita de rana, si no sanas hoy,
sanarás mañana.” – A simple saying shared by Latin@ communities across their cultural spectrum but where did it come from?

I decided to answer this question with help from my Norteño Chicano background.


Diego Romero


Diego Romero


Diego Romero

Year Released:



United States




This unusual film is based on a folktale about a frog and how it loses its tail. The story is told with various drawings using magnificent color.

Donnie Hill

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