"DeNADIE" (NoONE) [Straight Outta Mexico series]
Dir. Tin Dirdamal, 2005, 82 min.
----In Spanish with English subtitles----
Interviewed in Mexico, immigrants from various Central American countries talk about their reasons for leaving home to undertake the dangerous trip to the United States. These men and women of various ages have chosen to travel through Mexico by train, thus avoiding paying fees to coyotes. In doing so, they face numerous dangers, including encounters with gangs known as marasorganized groups of teenagers and young men who assault, rob, rape, and often kill their victimsand the abuses of Mexican police officers and railroad company employees, who often steal from the stowaways. This well-done documentary offers their testimonies and captures the intensity of their stories. One outstanding sad story is that of Maria, a Honduran mother of four who was forced to go north because of the delicate economy that followed Hurricane Mitch. In a dramatic scene, the film crew visits Marias family in Honduras, where the children are still crying because their mother is absent. Highly recommended for collections on immigration to the United States.
Part of the "Straight Outta Mexico" series curated by Santiago Esteinou, February 9th -14th at the Maysles Cinema
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|