Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Border Crime Task Force - 1976

I've been waiting a while to get my hands on this picture. It basically shows all the guys "in uniform" - dressed as illegal aliens. Do you think they passed the test? I think so!

It's amazing how real they looked. They had to. At times it was a matter of life and death. They had to convince the bandits that they were illegal aliens who were looking to cross the border. They had to get the bandits to assault them so they could be arrested. They had to learn all the mannerisms of illegal aliens. The spoken language. The body language. All of it was important. All of it was crucial to the success of the project.

Click here to see a description of who' s who in the picture.

- Robert

Thursday, May 8, 2008

1st Meeting

Veronica and I drove to San Diego yesterday and had our first meeting with some of the guys. I want to thank all of them for taking the time to talk to us. They were all very gracious and I am very excited that they all agreed to take part in the documentary.

Each of these men have sacrificed a lot and have experienced something that we can only imagine about. I can't wait for you to hear their stories.

Pictured above, from left to right:

Tony Puente, Eddie Cervantes, Manny Lopez, Me (Robert Godina), Joe Castillo and Fred Gil.

Click here to see more pics.

My Gratitude

First and foremost I want to thank my beautiful wife Veronica whose love, support and encouragement has made this project possible.

I thank God for having you and our beautiful kids in my life.

Here's to the future!

- Robert