Tuesday, October 1st, 7:30pm
Curated by Christian Chapman
Mark Kendall, 2012, 72 mins
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.
Post-screening Q&A with director Mark Kendall
This film will be screened in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which recognizes and celebrates the independence days of Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Belize, Nicaragua and Chile, and the rich cultural contributions these countries have brought to the U.S.