El Poeta (2015)

After his only son is murdered – collateral damage in the Mexican drug war – a mystic poet becomes a modern-day Odysseus, launching an international crusade to save his country before returning to his hometown. EL POETA reinterprets the “hard news” horror story of the Mexican drug war as a deeply personal, poetic and even hopeful one, tracing Sicilia’s path from poet and father to movement leader and international symbol of grief and redemption.

EL POETA is a co-production of Latino Public Broadcasting and is supported by the Angelica Foundation, BRITDOC, ITVS, and the Berkeley Film Foundation.

Directed by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega
Produced by Kelly Duane de la Vega, Katie Galloway, and Nefertiti Kelley Farias

Release Date: 2015

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