SLFF - GALUS GALUS and La camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus
dir. Clarissa Duque
(Venezuela, 11 min., 2013, Spanish w/ English subtitles)
Maybe, some time ago, he had a family. Maybe once, some time ago, he was loved. Today he is only a shadow, lost amongst all the shadows of the days that begin and no one sees. Until one morning, life walks into his soulless world, and his life changes. Happiness is reborn in him, and he is gifted with his soul. Friendship walks into his world in a form of an egg and he decides to hold on to it. The egg grows to become a rooster, a loyal friend, a forever companion and a true family.
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La camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus
(Guatemala, USA, 52 min., 2012 Spanish, English w/ English subtitles)
Documentary | Human Right
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.
The Grand Illusion Cinema
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