La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus

La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus

Country Guatemala, United States, 2012, Run Time: 72 Minutes

Date

Saturday, June 1st

Showtime

12:30 PM

Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day. Since 2006, nearly 1,000 camioneta drivers and fare-collectors have been murdered for either refusing or being unable to pay the extortion money demanded by local Guatemalan gangs. LA CAMIONETA follows one such bus on its transformative journey: a journey between North and South, between life and death, and through an unfolding collection of moments, people, and places that serve to quietly remind us of the interconnected worlds in which we live.

Cada día docenas de autobuses escolares ya retirados emigran desde los Estados Unidos hacia Guatemala donde son reparados, pintados de nuevo, y transformados en camionetas de colores brillantes que transportan la gente al trabajo todos los días. Desde el 2006 casi 1.000 pilotos y copilotos han sido asesinados por no pagar las extorsiones exigidas por las pandillas locales. LA CAMIONETA sigue uno tal bus en su viaje transformativo: un viaje entre Norte y Sur, entre la vida y la muerte, y un viaje a través de una colección de momentos, de personas, y de lugares que últimamente sirve para recordarnos calladamente de los mundos interconectados en que vivimos.

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