An intimate and harrowing portrait of two sisters as they cross the Sonoran desert from Mexico to Arizona in search of a better life.
Sisters Lupe and Gabriela Reyes leave their past behind in hopes of a safe and prosperous future in the United States. They travel through the Sonoran desert with a group of other immigrants led by two coyotes (guides) who will drive them into Arizona.
The truck carrying the sisters and other immigrants is spotted by Border Patrol Agents. A violent and deadly exchange occurs causing the sisters to make a last minute decision to run away instead of be detained.
They continue the perilous journey through the desert on foot and face the harsh realities of what many women experience while attempting to cross through the barren desert in pursuit of their dreams.
Lupe Reyes Estefania Rebellon
Gabriela Reyes Mayra Nunez
Navaja Paolo Cesar
Jose Ruben Perez
Sandra Maria Laura Quintero
Josh Waters Robert Botts
Directed by Kyle Thomas Schmidt and Estefania Rebellon
Written by Kyle Thomas Schmidt and Estefania Rebellon
Executive Produced by Ariel Nunez and Angel Cassani
Produced by Estefania Rebellon
Director of Photography Pratham Mehta
Edited by Luis Carballar and Ricardo Garcia Turegano
Music Composed by Tori Letzler
Sound Design and Sound Mixer Phil Lee
Colorist Louis Kreusel
On Set Sound Jose Castro
Special Effects Make-up by Jordan Sanders
1st AC Noah Maxey