After his first love breaks his heart, a young American singer reluctantly leaves his home in San Diego, California and embarks on an epic road trip through Baja with his uncle in order to reconnect with his Mexican roots and find himself.

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Credited cast:
... Colette
... Rodrigo
... Daisy
... Daniel
... Flaco
... Officer Benitez
... Mirna (as Ilza Rosario)
... Cherrie (as Sandra Luesse)
... Doña Ceci (Grandma)
... Agata
... Jag
... Comandante
... Carnitas
... Jose Ibarra
... Alfonso Velasquez
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Ruta Madre is an electrifying and hilarious rite of passage tale where American culture and Rock and Roll meet the music, traditions and beauty of Mexico. Based on a true story, Ruta Madre chronicles the magical odyssey of Daniel, a talented young Mexican-American singer and his cynical uncle Rodrigo. When his first love Daisy breaks his heart, Daniel, in emotional agony, reluctantly leaves his home in San Diego California and embarks on an epic road trip with his uncle, who is also on the run from a past that haunts him. This comical, dramatic and spiritual journey begins at the US/Mexico border, and winds its way through Tijuana, Ensenada, down the majestic Baja peninsula, through the sleepy French mining town of Santa Rosalia, and finally arriving at a family ranch in Ciudad Constitution. A friendly witch, unlikely angels, enticing demons, righteous Federales, a prostitute full of hope, a peculiar drug dealer and even the most beautiful woman in the world, are just some of the ... Written by Anonymous

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Won People's Choice Award at the 2017 Borrego Springs Film Festival. See more »

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Till the End
Performed by Ilza Ponko
Composed by Ilza Ponko
Produced by Carlos Rodgarman and Ilza Ponko
Published by Zendero Publishing
Licensed by Ilza Ponko
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