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During the Mexican-American War, Lieutenant Ulysses Grant falls in love with a young Mexican woman who helps American slaves escape bondage. The war separates them, but years later they meet again when the woman is dispatched to the United States to seek an alliance to prevent France from conquering Mexico and becoming an ally of the Confederacy. (Finalist - Academy Nicholl Screenplay Competition)

Written by: Ernestina Juarez    

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Format: Screenplay
Budget: Modest
Starring Roles For: Matt Damon
Penelope Cruz
Javier Bardem
In the Vein Of: inspired by true events

Posted: 12/13/2018
Updated: 01/05/2020
Author Bio: A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Ernestina Juarez is the author of two historical novels, CALL NO MAN MASTER and SOUTH WIND COME, both published by Arte Publico Press of the University of Houston. Her screenplay LABYRINTH OF DESTINY was named a finalist in the 2018 Academy Nicholl Screenplay Competition.

Contest Results: Nicholl Fellowships (Finalist) [2018]