From the Episode: Blood is Thicker Than Mud

Northeast Front

| March 19, 2013

University of Texas / 2010 / 12 minutes / Spanish with English subtitles / Color

Northeast Front

“Stay calm, we’re watching you. Do you hear me?”

How far would you go to save your children? Esperanza is a hard working single mom in Mexico trying to make ends meet. But her day changes drastically when she hears word that her family owes $5000 to drug cartels. Realizing the danger, Esperanza sets out on a dangerous quest to fulfill the thugs’ demands and spare her loved ones from their wrath. Based on a true story. Winner of the C.W. Hackett Award. Directed by Angela Torres Camarena. Principal Cast: Evangelina Sosa, Luis Felipe Tovar, Octavio A. Lowry, Reynald Reyes and Edgar Orozco.

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Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Peter Borg

Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by

John Andrieni

Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

Social Media Specialist
Aldo Mora-Blanco

Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

William Lowery
Abby Staeble

Director of TV Production
Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer