Chasing the Truth

This is a documentary where me (Ezekiel Arcelona) and my partner Jose Magana travel across the border into Tijuana and interview real members of the caravan and see what it is really like for them and to get their voices out into the world.

  • Jose Luis Magaña
    Director
  • Ezekiel Arcelona
    Director
  • Ezekiel Arcelona
    Writer
  • Erwin Olimpo
    Writer
  • Ezekiel arcelona
    Camera Operator
  • Erwin Olimpo
    Editors
  • Ezekiel Arcelona
    Editors
  • Thomas Antl
    Special Thanks for Additional Help
  • Emily Diaz
    Special Thanks for Additional Help
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico, United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, S35
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Classroom Screening
    San Diego
    United States
    January 22, 2019
    Student Classroom Screening
    N/A
Director Biography - Jose Luis Magaña, Ezekiel Arcelona

Jose is a 16 y/o junior at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, currently majoring in the cinematic arts. His favorite part of his major is directing. Outside of the cinematic arts he loves to listen to music and do photography. He was born in San Diego, California but his family is from Mexico. Jose is passionate about capturing stories involved in his culture and humanity.

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Director Statement

When we first heard about the caravan coming we were very curious and very interested. We wanted to know more about the caravan. We wanted to show the truth on the caravan, and not the fake news that many news stations have been talking about. We wanted to show the lives of these people and their reasons of wanting to go to the United States. Many of these people want a better future for themselves, their family’s and their kids. They just want a better life, and we are holding them back. They don’t want to cause any harm or make this world worse but they only wanna make it better. So we made this film to show the audience the real reason they came.