The film El Cimarrón follows the lives of two African slaves brought to Puerto Rico during the era of slavery in the 19th Century. It is based on the life of Marcos Xiorro who conspired and planned a slave revolt in 1821.
Academy Awards: The film was considered, among four other Puerto Rican films, to be submitted for the 80th Academy Awards. For the selection, a voting was held on September 24, 2007 among members of the Puerto Rico Film Corporation. However, Maldeamores was selected instead. (see Submissions for the 80th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film).
Tulipanes Latino Art & Film Festival: Best of Show (2007)