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Migrant workers are focus of TV series

Migrant workers have a long, storied history in New Mexico.

With El Camino Real running through the state, the trail served as a major road for trade.

It’s why Triangle U Studios chose the Land of Enchantment to film the TV series, “American Migrant Workers.”

According to the New Mexico Film Office, production will take place in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Truth or Consequences and Navajo Lake through October.

The series portrays the stories of American migrant workers who live in recreational vehicles, and explores how they survive, how they find work in these ever-changing times, and what day-to-day life entails.

It will showcase workers whose jobs vary from ranch caretaker to National Park guides, and beyond it is estimated that over 10 million Americans live in RV’s.

“New Mexico is the perfect place to start our story,” said Jordan Rivera, Triangle U Studios founder and cinematographer. “The rich history of settlers required to adapt to the vast New Mexico landscape encapsulates our story’s theme. Even though times have changed, the need to be resourceful resonates still today. It is a pleasure to work with the New Mexico Film Office, the Land of Enchantment has captured our hearts and we hope the audience as well.”

“American Migrant Workers” is directed by Dan Schatzman, produced by Leo Rodriguez.

Principal cast includes David Pike and Heather Hall as well as New Mexico resident, Dawn Barclay.

According to the New Mexico Film Office, the production will employ approximately 10 New Mexico crew members, 20 New Mexico principal actors and 20 New Mexico background actors.

“New Mexico is positioned along the major historical trade route of El Camino Real and today, lies at the crossroads of I-25 and I-40,” said Amber Dodson, New Mexico Film Office director. “Thus, the state has been a place where migrants of all types have passed through for centuries. New Mexico is the perfect place for ‘American Migrant Workers’ to explore this world and tell the stories of migrant workers.”

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