Drama - Hailed as the first film to portray the Chicano experience -- and the first Chicano film to be financed by the Mexican government -- Raíces de Sangre tells the story of immigrant workers exploited on both sides of the border. Facing unsafe conditions, a group of young Chicano workers tries to organize for better conditions but are thwarted by their own co-workers who've accepted bribes from the Americans in turn for stymieing the effort. - Richard Yniguez, León Singer, Enrique Muñoz
A country family of five takes in cousin Julia, whose parents recently perished in a car crash. Julia extends her influence over the family and those around them, fooling all except for Rachel, the teenaged girl who knows her cousin is up to no good.
The lawyer is visiting a prison to meet with a violent criminal who has been condemned to death. During the visit, things turn bad, there is a riot where prisoners escape and the criminal escapes taking a lawyer hostage.