Be Relentless

A film by Brad Riley

This film was screened as a part of the 2017 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF20)

With director/producer Brad Riley in Attendance


Be Relentless


Mexico/USA, Sport/Human Rights Documentary, 2016
88 min, Color
English, Spanish with English subtitles

On May 4, 2014, Norma Bastidas, a single mother and fearless survivor of human trafficking, sexual violence, abuse, and addiction, shattered the Guinness World Record for longest triathlon by running, biking, and swimming 3,762 miles (6,054 km) from Cancún, Mexico to Washington D.C. as her stand against human trafficking. Norma’s mission is to educate and empower, demonstrating to the world that one’s past does not dictate one’s future, and prove that everyday people are capable of making extraordinary strides in the fight against the problems facing the world today. BE RELENTLESS is the binational, bilingual, feature-length documentary that captured every grueling step of Norma’s record-breaking expedition across two countries.

Texas Premiere

About the director

Brad Riley Brad Riley is the founder and lead advocate at iEmpathize (iE), a human rights nonprofit dedicated to combatting crimes against children. iE’s mission is to evoke empathy and empower people to eradicate child exploitation; shifting culture from apathy to sympathy to empathy (because empathy = ending it). iEmpathize shares the stories of survivors in a way that honors their dignity and evokes empathy. Brad has been a non-profit innovator for over 20 years.



Producer: Jessie Marek, Brad Riley
Production Companies: iEmpathize
Screenwriter: Norma Bastidas, Brad Riley, Alexis Rhyner, Jessie Marek
Cinematographer: Simon Scionka
Editor: Monique Zavistovski
Sound Design: Adam Parish King
Music: Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, Camille Poliquin
Cast: Norma Bastidas

Print Source: Terell McConnell – iEmpathize,