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The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández
POV Season 21
Feature Film | 07/08/2008 | 2 Mins

In 1997, U.S. Marines patrolling the Texas-Mexico border as part of the War on Drugs shot and killed Esequiel Hernández Jr.

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Critical Acclaim —

“With an accountant's methodical attention and a true-crime maven's taste for a great story, Kieran Fitzgerald's memorable The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández documents a tragic 1997 border incident that sheds light on the uses of U.S. military on home soil.”

— Variety