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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Angela Torres Camarena

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Credits

Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Editor
Peter Borg

Design
Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by
Trifonic

Audio
John Andrieni

Interactive
Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

Social Media Specialist
Aldo Mora-Blanco

Publicity
Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

Legal
William Lowery
Abby Staeble

Director of TV Production
Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer