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Imperative Entertainment is set to launch its first podcast in both English and Spanish.
The Red Note/La Nota Roja will debut Sept. 22, exploring the story of the Juarez femicides through interviews with the investigators who tried to solve the crimes and the families of the victims.
Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho, a human rights activist known for her reporting focused on violence against women and children, will host both the English-language and Spanish-language versions of the podcast.
Written and directed by Craig Whitney, The Red Note/La Nota Roja looks at the murder and disappearance of women along the border in Ciudad Juarez for the last 25 years, exploring the web of corruption, drug violence and sex trafficking at the root of the crimes.
Imperative, the six-year-old entertainment studio behind Clint Eastwood’s The Mule and Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Leonardo DiCaprio starrer Killers of the Flower Moon, is also prepping a documentary feature that will dive into the same story as the podcasts. Flowers of the Desert: Stories from the Red Note is being directed by Estefania Bonilla Hernandez and is set to be released in 2021. Imperative is producing alongside Blue Guitar.
Imperative’s past podcast projects include Boomtown, a collaboration with Texas Monthly that explored the biggest oil boom in history; The Syndicate, a true-crime series about a group of college friends who made millions selling weed on the black market; and In the Red Clay about Georgia legend Billy Sunday Birt.
The Red Note/La Nota Roja are produced by Jason Hoch and Cacho with lead producer Bonilla Hernandez and producers Laura Caulfield, Will Wallace and Whitney. It will be available on all major podcast platforms.
Listen to the trailer below.
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