Issue No. 20 | Spring 2019
El Coyote | short film
| directed by Javier Barboza
"El Coyote" is a Film based on true a story of a human smuggler also know as a coyote.
He describes his process and the mechanics of slipping between the Mexico and U.S. border. He shares the brief moments he’s had with the people he’s trying to cross over seeking for a better life.
Director Javier Barboza interviewed a human smuggler, also known as a “Coyote”. The coyote agreed to be interviewed, as long as Javier concealed his identity through the use of animation, and by casting an actor (Jose Callela) as the voice of the narration recreated from the original testimony.
El Coyote, code name G-lok, smuggled undocumented immigrants from various regions of Latin America between Tijuana, Mexico and San Ysidro to the United States. Within five years, G-lok had crossed over six hundred people. The original interview was done in 2010.