International Lens: La Camioneta
1/29/2013, 7:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Sarratt Cinema (Google map of this location)
La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus
Presented by: Avery Dickens de Giron, Center for Latin American Studies
USA, Guatemala (2012) Dir: Mark Kendall.
Every day, dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the majority of Guatemalans to work each day. Since 2006, nearly 1,000 camioneta drivers and fare-collectors have been killed for either refusing or being unable to pay the extortion money demanded by local gangs. Tracks the migration and resurrection of one bus to understand the aspirations of five men amidst the insecurity that surrounds them. Spanish and English with English subtitles. Unrated. 72 mins. DVD.