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Independent Lens Episode: "Foto-Novelas 2: 'Junkyard Saints' and 'Broken Sky'"

Season 5, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: Two haunting “foto-novelas,” Latin American pulp dramas with mystical overtones, adapted by filmmaker Carlos Avila and filmed in and around San Antonio. The first, “Junkyard Saints,” concerns a teenage father (Jeremy Ray Valdez), a drug dealer and dashboard saints recovered from car wrecks. Clemente: Leon Singer. Then, in “Broken Sky” (inspired by the Woody Guthrie song “Deportees”), an aging and ailing California farmworker (Victor Campos) has visions of his wife (Diane Uribe) who died in a plane crash some 50 years before. She's urging him to join her on another flight. Mario: Robert Beltran.
Original Air Date: Oct 21, 2003
Guest Cast Victor Campos: Rodrigo Cortinas Jeremy Ray Valdez: Lalo Flores Diane Uribe: Rosario Leon Singer: Clemente Robert Beltran: Mario

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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