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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada - Movie scene Ft. Levon Helm at his BEST!!! R.I.P.

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Published on 29 May 2021 / In Film and Animation

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The film "The three burials of Melquiades Estrada" was inspired by the real-life killing in Texas of a teenager, Esequiel Hernandez Jr, by United States Marines during a military operation near the United States–Mexico border as well as the novel As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner which contains the same plot premise and challenges encountered in the film.
Melquiades Estrada, a Mexican undocumented worker working in Texas as a cowboy, shoots at a coyote which is menacing his small flock of goats. A nearby United States Border Patrol officer, Norton, thinks he is being attacked and shoots back, killing Melquiades. Norton quickly buries Melquiades and does not report anything. Melquiades' body is found and is reburied in a local cemetery by the sheriff's office. Evidence that he may have been killed by Border Patrol is ignored by the local sheriff, Belmont, who would prefer to avoid trouble with the Border Patrol.

Mark Lavon "Levon" Helm was an American musician and actor who achieved fame as the drummer and one of the vocalists for The Band. Wikipedia
Born: May 26, 1940, Elaine, AR
Died: April 19, 2012, Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY
Spouse: Sandra Dodd (m. 1981–2012)
Albums: Dirt Farmer, Ramble at the Ryman, Electric Dirt, MORE
Music groups: The Band (1983 – 1999), Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band (1989 – 1989)
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