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Pocha: Manifest Destiny (2016)

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Raised in the U.S., Claudia is an undocumented immigrant living beyond her means in a twisted version of the American dream. When she’s arrested by the FBI for credit card fraud, Claudia is quickly deported to México. Speaking no Spanish and lost in her foreign “homeland,” she reluctantly takes refuge at her estranged father’s cattle ranch. As she clashes with her unyielding father, her attempts to return home to the U.S. thrust her into a dangerous bond with a foreign smuggler, Ricky. Caught between her father’s sermons, Ricky’s promises, and the encroaching military, Claudia must navigate a tightrope of impossible choices.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 15th, 2016 (Limited) by Samuel Goldwyn Films, released as Hostile Border
Video Release: April 15th, 2016 by Samuel Goldwyn, released as Hostile Border
MPAA Rating: R for some strong sexual content, nudity, violence and language.
(Rating bulletin 2407 (Cert #50220), 1/13/2016)
Running Time: 83 minutes
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Keywords: Immigration, FBI, Mexico, Dysfunctional Family, Human-Trafficking, Smuggler
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Veracity Productions, Samuel Goldwyn Films
Production Countries: United States

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Supporting Cast

Jorge A. Jimenez*    Arturo
Sandra Santiago    Inez
Jesse Garcia    Lecho
Maria Del Carmen Farias    Lita
Jeff Chassler    Roger
Sebastian Feldman    Loan Officer
Daniele Watts    Claudia's Friend

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Production and Technical Credits

Kaitlin McLaughlin    Screenwriter
Kaitlin McLaughlin    Co-Director
Michael Dwyer    Story by
Kaitlin McLaughlin    Story by
L.J. Kim    Producer
Alicia Dwyer    Producer
Jesse Garcia    Executive Producer
Roberto Urbina    Executive Producer
Tom Xia    Executive Producer
Michael Dwyer    Cinematographer
Brittany Farr    Co-Producer
Brittany Farr    Casting Director
L.J. Kim    First Assistant Director
Kathleen Dwyer    Producer-Key Field Producer

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