Camioneta, La - The Journey of One American School Bus
Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 7:30 PM
Green Hills Cinema - Theater 15
Director Mark Kendall
USA / 71 min.
Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses migrate from the United States to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring people to work each day. Since 2006, nearly 1000 camioneta drivers and fare-collectors have been killed for not paying the extortion money demanded by local gangs. LA CAMIONETA follows the migration of one bus as a vehicle into the stories of five men whose lives become intertwined with its resurrection. Like the bus that unites their stories, the choice between obsolescence and innovation defines their decisions, propelling them toward an increasingly uncertain future. SOUTHEASTERN PREMIERE. Preceded by short film: Mexican Cuisine.