March 20, 2008
Rosario immigrates to the United States, leaving her son Carlitos behind in Mexico. After four years of living in Los Angeles, Rosario continues to call her son each Sunday by payphone. Carlitos sees an opportunity to leave his oppressive life with his oppressive aunt and uncle — since his loving grandmother passes away — when he meets a pair of immigrant transporters, also known as "coyotes," Martha and David. The two coyotes offer to help smuggle children across the border to America. Young Carlitos decides to flee to America with the coyotes but becomes separated from them and has to make his own way once in America, encountering several adventures while on his own, with the goal of making it to Los Angeles to live with Rosario, under the same moon.