El Camino follows the path of the anonymous migrant in search of the New World. The journey leads to exploitation and raises the questions of culpability and complicity of both society and of the immigrant who crosses the political line in the sand. Economic pressures from both sides of the border are catalysts for migration. Demands for cheap labor generate ‘illegal’ immigration, which has become the polarizing, hot-button issue du jour. This parable is a metaphor for the reality faced by migrants arriving in strange, new lands every day. By Raquel Tresevant and Wilbert Sanchez, USA
Raquel Tresvant: Choreographer, Director
Born and raised in Seattle, WA, Raquel has pursued a career in film in NYC since the mid-1990’s. While she has worked on numerous independent and commercial productions as an AD/PA/Actor, EL CAMINO is her directorial debut. This production brought Raquel back to her Pacific Northwest roots to collaborate with former classmate, Peter Monahan, and writer, Wilbert Sanchez.
Wilbert Sanchez: Writer
Wilbert was born in Chiapas, Mexico and always had a profound interest in entrepreneurship and social commitment. In 2001, he founded an NGO AZLera as part of the answer to the question on how to make impactful change today? As part of that transformation, in ’01, he quit his job at Merrill Lynch M&A in Hong Kong and India and embarked in a year and half introspective voyage recording indigenous cultures, flora and fauna in China, Africa (including Madagascar). He has focused areas of concern: indigenous cultures, education and the environment. El Camino is his first short film and he is eager to do more.