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Synopsis: A “Trail Of Tears” direct descendant Cherokee woman’s personal journey that informs & reflects into the world of horse slaughter. Bringing awareness to the issues affecting horses, both wild & domestic, and connects people to the spirit of the horse through multicultural participation and co-creation through all the ARTS.





Run Time

44:31 minutes

Directed by

M. Aku RoDriguez

Written by

Neta Rhyne
M. Aku RoDriguez

Produced by

Neta Rhyne
M. Aku RoDriguez

Director's Bio

Being of Native American and Zapotec heritage RoDriguez was taught and inspired by the traditions of his culture. While in film school at T.C.C. North East College, he started his career working as a production assistant and line-producer for commercials and independent film companies, where he learned the intricacies of feature film production from some of the most skilled and talented technicians in the industry. It is also here where RoDriguez began working as a actor and Producer for commercials and independent films. He then went on to acting on indie film, “The Prodigy.” in 2005, “Walker Texas Ranger” TV series in 2006 and indie film “Black Nile” in 2006, where he was casted in indie film, “The Blue Jay.” 2007.

In 2008, RoDriguez was brought on to direct, produce, write, and compose the acclaimed PBS documentary “ The Rose A Sense of Place” that received a The Telly Award. He also began working as a Director, Producer, and Director of Photography (D.P.) with indie film “Uprising Of The Six Sun.” while working in the sound department on “I See World Peace” documentary film in 2012. With the extraordinary international success he Produced and Director of Photography (D.P.) a film, through his company So Be It Films… the political documentary “La Gran Falacia” (The Great Fallacy) Documentary in 2013.That received Official Selection & Best Spanish Language in 2013 SunScreen Film Festival, International Puerto Rico Heritage Film Festival 2013, and R.I.F.F. RINCON International Film Festival.

Currently RoDriguez is working on Writing, Directing and Producing 2 feature films based on true events, 3 documentaries that focus on social problems and global social change – both inside the United States and throughout Africa, Brazil, India, and Haiti.

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