The Ballad of Esequiel Hernandez

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The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández
Directed by Kieran Fitzgerald
Produced by Michael Fitzgerald
Brendan Fitzgerald
Written by Kieran Fitzgerald
Brendan Fitzgerald
Marc Weiss
Shane Slattery-Quintanilla
Based on The assassination of Esequiel Hernández Jr
Music by Bobby Flores
Cinematography Caz Duffy
Kieran Fitzgerald
John Hall
Edited by Brendan Fitzgerald
Kieran Fitzgerald
Shane Slattery-Quintanilla
Distributed by PBS
Release date
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández is a 2007 American documentary film that investigates the murky killing of Esequiel Hernández Jr by US Marines. It is written and directed by Kieran Fitzgerald and narrated by Tommy Lee Jones.


  • Tommy Lee Jones - Narrator
  • James blood - self
  • David Castaneda - self
  • Randall Cater - self
  • Mike Coyne - self
  • Danny Dominguez - self
  • Izdiel Garcia - self
  • Michael Gross - self
  • Esequiel Hernandez Sr. - self
  • Margarito Hernandez - self
  • Richard Jerome - self
  • Jane Kelly - self
  • Terry Kincaid - self
  • Amanda Lichtenberg - self
  • Enrique Madrid - self
  • Christine Manriquez - self
  • David Marquez - self
  • John McGee - self
  • Teresaa Todd - self
  • Roy Torrez Jr. - self
  • Albert Valadez - self
  • Roland Wieler - self
  • Jack Zimmermann - self

Release and reception[edit]

It won best-documentary awards at the Mexico City Film Festival in 2007, the Santa Fe Film Festival in 2007 and at the El Paso festival in 2008.

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