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.
‘LA CAMIONETA‘, Mark Kendall‘s feature directorial debut, was funded in part by the Sundance Institute and was one of several documentaries selected for the first annual “Emerging Visions” program at the 2011 New York Film Festival. The film premiered at SXSW and has screened to sold out crowds at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the AFI Latin American Film Festival, and the Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara, among others. It was selected as a “Critic’s Pick” at Cinequest, has been called “an experience that is deeply poetic“, “irresistable“, and “an astonishing success,” and has received press from the BBC, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and the Huffington Post. Winner of the 2012 David L. Wolper Award from the International Documentary Association, this lyrical and carefully-constructed film earned Kendall a spot as “a name to watch” in Variety.
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Friday, May 31 – Thursday, June 6, 2013
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