El Norte

El Norte via IMDB

Recently I watched a great film, El Norte, which I think everyone should watch especially with the recent situation of the many Guatemalan children at the US border.

El Norte is a 1980s film that follows a Guatemalan family torn apart by a harsh coffee plantation owner’s wrath towards employees seeking better treatment and compensation. The film brings to life the trial and tribulations of two young siblings leaving their home to escape hardships and find freedom. The film is beautifully shot with scenes containing ethereal vignettes and passionate strengths of will.

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