A Condemning Acquittal: The Marisela Escobedo Case

Marisela Escobedo struggles to put Sergio Barraza, her daughter Ruby’s murderer, behind bars. Despite navigating the deficiencies of the recently established Penal Justice System, the culprit goes free due to the incompetence of the authorities, who are unable to present a case.

  • Jorge Carreon
  • Jorge Carreon
  • Rodrigo Lombana
  • Marisela Escobedo
    Key Cast
  • Lucha Castro
    Key Cast
  • Netzahualcóyotl Zúñiga
    Key Cast
  • Dora Villalobos
    Key Cast
  • Alma Gómez
    Key Cast
  • Noel Jiménez
    Key Cast
  • Gabino Gomez
    Key Cast
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    22 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 28, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
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  • Ambulante Festival de Documentales
    Ciudad de Mexico
    March 15, 2018
    North American Premiere
Distribution Information
  • Ambulante
    Country: Mexico
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Jorge Carreon

Jorge Carreon. Writer and producer. Born in El Paso Texas, raised in Ciudad Juarez, México. AFI Producing Alumni His first documentary Condemning Acquittal was produced by Nomo in collaboration with Ambulante. His production Azul Claro which he wrote and produced under IMCINE is set to premiere at the Shorts Mexico Film Festival and its part of the official selection at the Guadalajara International Film Festival and Guanajuato International Film Festival.

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Director Statement

I believe that by being a fronterizo I had the opportunity to experience different worlds at different stages of my life. Born in El Paso Texas I identified myself as an American, because of the advantages that comes with when living in México, and wasn't very keen to Chicano culture which I thought of it as a distortion of Mexican culture. As I grew up I became more aware of the injustices suffered by POC, discrimination on border crossing based on skin color, death and violence. These experiences have become part of me and my world vision, a bit cynic towards humanity. I've become very critical, but at the same time I tried to understand where all this comes from, fear being a major driver. The story I tell deal with these greater themes of injustice, death and our existence.