Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández

The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández is an episode of the PBS show "P.O.V." about U.S. marines' killing of U.S. citizen Esequiel Hernández Jr in 1997 in his hometown of Redford, TX.

Recently, President George W. Bush has again deployed military forces for border duty. This documentary is emotionally compelling and timely. The people who call for a "secure border" have no idea what it would actually take to do so, and even then it would not stop the flow of drugs and workers.


Sean said...

Here's a link to an interview with Kieran Fitzgerald, the director of this documentary.

Ayman H Fadel said...

Thank you, Sean. The interview added to my understanding.