A dead son, another one threatened by gangs: the drama of a Salvadoran father fleeing violence in Central America / Un hijo muerto, otro amenazado por las maras: el drama de un padre de familia huyendo de la violencia

country, year
Mexico, 2017

short animated

running time

directed by
Ricardo Weibezahn,
Mauricio Rodríguez Pons



about the film
The story of a father who is one of the 160,000 people forcibly displaced by gang violence in Central America in 2016. He loses his older son, then the gang tries to recruit his younger, 13-year-old son. The family receives death threats and flees the country. This is a real testimony illustrated and animated to protect the source’s identity.

about the authors
After living 17 years in Venezuela Ricardo Weibezahn moved to the United States to pursue a career in visual arts. He settled in Miami where he studied graphic design. While pursuing this career he added visual animation to his resume. Once he graduated, he found opportunities to work with marketing agencies and television. In 2013 Ricardo began his career at Univision which became his gateway to discover real stories told by real people. Ricardo is an award winning video animator (Society of News and Design, Ortega y Gassett and New York Photo District News Award).

Mauricio Rodríguez Pons is a visual communicator and motionographer with more than 15 years of experience. He is passionate about telling stories and is constantly discovering new possibilities offered by visual language. Venezuelan by birth, he has moved to southern Florida to tell more stories from the digital platform Univision News. In his spare time he plays football and tries to understand the world of finance.

Documentary animations for Univision Digital News