La Camioneta

La Camioneta


Montana Premiere

“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 one thousand camioneta drivers and fare-collectors have been killed for either refusing or being unable to pay the extortion money demanded by local gangs. LA CAMIONETA moves beyond the blood-soaked headlines, tracking the migration and resurrection of one bus as a vehicle to understand the aspirations of five men amidst the insecurity that surrounds them. Like the bus that unites their stories, the choice between obsolescence and innovation defines their decisions, propelling them toward an increasingly uncertain future.”

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