Three of the four minor children had flown with their mother to El Salvador to attend to their grandma who had suffered a serious heart-attack. Little did anyone expect that on the day of return to the United States, the three children would be forced to fly to the United States, as unescorted minors. Their mother was left behind, in total disbelief, not knowing how she was going to get back to the United States. The error made by the mother was simple and could have easily been fixed in El Salvador by the United States Government with a phone call. Instead, an odyssey that would last nearly eleven months was about to play out. The children endured living alone until they heard about the work of the "El Gringo Schindler" on television and made their way to his office on a Saturday, not knowing if the "El Gringo Schindler" would even be in his office. The children knew better than to skip school during the week when the "El Gringo Schindler" and his staff would be available to help. By some miracle, the "El Gringo Schindler" just happened to be in his office for a few minutes when the children arrived. Upon hearing the story of the children, the "El Gringo Schindler" made a pledge to the children that he would get their mom home no matter what it took. At the time, the "El Gringo Schindler" had no idea that his efforts would test every bit of knowledge he possessed about immigration and put his own personal safety in jeopardy to deliver his promise on New Year's Day, 2016.

The "El Gringo Schindler" began a daring rescue trip to El Salvador a few days before New Year's Day. The story of the rescue leaves most people who learn of it speechless. Few people have the knowledge and courage to endure what the "El Gringo Schindler" went through. The trip would prove to be one hundred times harder than the first rescue trip he made in May of 2015; to rescue Alexis Marroquin and reunite him with his family in the United States. The second trip found the "El Gringo Schindler" cutoff from most of the government offices of both El Salvador and the United States because of the holidays. The "El Gringo Schindler" was dealing with staff that refused to make simple decisions; despite the fact that he found himself trapped in a gang infested area. What ended up being a "James Bond" type action on New Year's Day enabled the "El Gringo Schindler" to reunite mother and children. The movie gives detailed glimpses into the events of that day without telling exactly what happened. The actual events remain highly classified. In the end, the excitement of the reunion provides proof positive that the work of the "El Gringo Schindler" is justified and truly an act of humanity.

The movie will run approximately 53 minutes in length and is a departure from the previous "El Gringo Schindler" series documentary style movies. This movie is filmed with reenactments and actual footage whenever possible. The use of "voice over" is also introduced into the film. Nearly ninety percent of reenactments are filmed by the actual participants. While appearing to be a drama movie; the film is a true documentary that will run for approximately 43 minutes. The film was made in both the United States and El Salvador. "a RALPH ISENBERG PRODUCTION" is pleased to announce the fourth movie in the "El Gringo Schindler" is already in production. The movie is entitled "The Bread-maker and the Police Woman / La m�quina y la Mujer de la Polic�a. Plans call for the release of this film before the end of the year. Two other movies in the series are also being planned at this time.

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"FOUR MOTHERLESS CHILDREN"

What to know: This film continues where the "Discovery of Santos"; the second documentary in the "El Gringo Schindler" series left off.
"FOUR MOTHERLESS CHILDREN" is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 12-18
54 minutes
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Four Motherless Children is a great, yet filled with sadness movie. There are real setbacks involved with trying to get the children's mother back. The characters express genuine emotions such as when expressing their frustration with the person that is helping the children get their mother back. There is some profanity and gun violence. The immigration issue is real and this addresses it.

The story is about a visit to El Salvador that goes awry and the children are separated from their mother. They turn to El Gringo Schindler for help after watching TV and visit his office. He promises them that their mother will be rejoined with them.. El Gringo Schindler's immigration knowledge and personal safety are put to test getting the family together and the mission is filled with frustrations, broken communication and uncreative airport staff.

I like that this film addresses a real issue that is pertinent to many immigrants. It takes place in El Salvador, where the language is Spanish. The protagonist is determined to get through and he sleeps at the airport and asks the staff again to allow the children�s mother to get through. The action is very realistic, such as when the children�s grandmother gets a heart attack and falls on the ground, which is kind of tragic.

The camera scenes that impressed me the most are the medium close-ups and long shots. For example, when El Gringo Schindler, gets increasingly frustrated with the efforts of the agencies he contacts and the airport staff, we see his face filled with sadness. The long shots are used to display a new scene and new location. The sets are well created - the office, airport, grandma's home, a hotel and hospital. The office portrays a typical office filled with papers. The airport is a typical airport setting. Grandma's house portrays a typical house in El Salvador.The hotel is also a typical low price hotel room in El Salvador. It stays real, not overly clean or futuristic. That is also true with the office. The locations are Dallas, Texas and EL Salvador. The airport scene only shows the line instead of the entire location. The actors give admirable performances. My favorite part is near the end, after countless attempts to make the mother board the plane, the guard decides to bring the two children to the plane. It shows that even something or someone extremely unlikely can help and also displays the idea that if you keep trying, you will eventually succeed.

The message of the film is to not give up hope, even when the goal looks impossible. You should be aware that it does contain some profanity and has some gun violence.

I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 to 18 to adults. The subject may be disturbing to some people so be thoughtful about whether or not it suits your audience. Reviewed by Tom W., KIDS FIRST!

Four Motherless Children is a great, yet filled with sadness movie. There are real setbacks involved with trying to get the children's mother back. The characters express genuine emotions such as when expressing their frustration with the person that is helping the children get their mother back. There is some profanity and gun violence. The immigration issue is real and this addresses it.

The story is about a visit to El Salvador that goes awry and the children are separated from their mother. They turn to El Gringo Schindler for help after watching TV and visit his office. He promises them that their mother will be rejoined with them.. El Gringo Schindler's immigration knowledge and personal safety are put to test getting the family together and the mission is filled with frustrations, broken communication and uncreative airport staff.

I like that this film addresses a real issue that is pertinent to many immigrants. It takes place in El Salvador, where the language is Spanish. The protagonist is determined to get through and he sleeps at the airport and asks the staff again to allow the children's mother to get through. The action is very realistic, such as when the children's grandmother gets a heart attack and falls on the ground, which is kind of tragic.

The camera scenes that impressed me the most are the medium close-ups and long shots. For example, when El Gringo Schindler, gets increasingly frustrated with the efforts of the agencies he contacts and the airport staff, we see his face filled with sadness. The long shots are used to display a new scene and new location. The sets are well created - the office, airport, grandma's home, a hotel and hospital. The office portrays a typical office filled with papers. The airport is a typical airport setting. Grandma's house portrays a typical house in El Salvador.The hotel is also a typical low price hotel room in El Salvador. It stays real, not overly clean or futuristic. That is also true with the office. The locations are Dallas, Texas and EL Salvador. The airport scene only shows the line instead of the entire location. The actors give admirable performances. My favorite part is near the end, after countless attempts to make the mother board the plane, the guard decides to bring the two children to the plane. It shows that even something or someone extremely unlikely can help and also displays the idea that if you keep trying, you will eventually succeed.

The message of the film is to not give up hope, even when the goal looks impossible. You should be aware that it does contain some profanity and has some gun violence.

I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 to 18 to adults. The subject may be disturbing to some people so be thoughtful about whether or not it suits your audience. Reviewed by Tom W., KIDS FIRST!

This film continues where the "Discovery of Santos"; the second documentary in the "El Gringo Schindler" series left off. The third movie tells the heartbreaking story of four children, all minors and citizens of the United States, forced to fend for themselves for eleven months while their mother found herself exiled in El Salvador for making a simple human error. The mother broke no immigration law but simply read an immigration form wrong. The fact that the mother had already been in the United States for seventeen years under "Temporary Protected Status" and her renewal for an additional year was already approved was completely ignored by the United States Government.

Three of the four minor children had flown with their mother to El Salvador to attend to their grandma who had suffered a serious heart-attack. Little did anyone expect that on the day of return to the United States, the three children would be forced to fly to the United States, as unescorted minors. Their mother was left behind, in total disbelief, not knowing how she was going to get back to the United States. The error made by the mother was simple and could have easily been fixed in El Salvador by the United States Government with a phone call. Instead, an odyssey that would last nearly eleven months was about to play out. The children endured living alone until they heard about the work of the "El Gringo Schindler" on television and made their way to his office on a Saturday, not knowing if the "El Gringo Schindler" would even be in his office. The children knew better than to skip school during the week when the "El Gringo Schindler" and his staff would be available to help. By some miracle, the "El Gringo Schindler" just happened to be in his office for a few minutes when the children arrived. Upon hearing the story of the children, the "El Gringo Schindler" made a pledge to the children that he would get their mom home no matter what it took. At the time, the "El Gringo Schindler" had no idea that his efforts would test every bit of knowledge he possessed about immigration and put his own personal safety in jeopardy to deliver his promise on New Year's Day, 2016.

The "El Gringo Schindler" began a daring rescue trip to El Salvador a few days before New Year's Day. The story of the rescue leaves most people who learn of it speechless. Few people have the knowledge and courage to endure what the "El Gringo Schindler" went through. The trip would prove to be one hundred times harder than the first rescue trip he made in May of 2015; to rescue Alexis Marroquin and reunite him with his family in the United States. The second trip found the "El Gringo Schindler" cutoff from most of the government offices of both El Salvador and the United States because of the holidays. The "El Gringo Schindler" was dealing with staff that refused to make simple decisions; despite the fact that he found himself trapped in a gang infested area. What ended up being a "James Bond" type action on New Year's Day enabled the "El Gringo Schindler" to reunite mother and children. The movie gives detailed glimpses into the events of that day without telling exactly what happened. The actual events remain highly classified. In the end, the excitement of the reunion provides proof positive that the work of the "El Gringo Schindler" is justified and truly an act of humanity.

The movie will run approximately 53 minutes in length and is a departure from the previous "El Gringo Schindler" series documentary style movies. This movie is filmed with reenactments and actual footage whenever possible. The use of "voice over" is also introduced into the film. Nearly ninety percent of reenactments are filmed by the actual participants. While appearing to be a drama movie; the film is a true documentary that will run for approximately 43 minutes. The film was made in both the United States and El Salvador. "a RALPH ISENBERG PRODUCTION" is pleased to announce the fourth movie in the "El Gringo Schindler" is already in production. The movie is entitled "The Bread-maker and the Police Woman / La m�quina y la Mujer de la Polic�a. Plans call for the release of this film before the end of the year. Two other movies in the series are also being planned at this time.

a RALPH ISENBERG PRODUCTION�

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