CineSol Film Festival will be re-screening LA CAMIONETA at Cine El Rey on Tuesday, December 4th at 7pm. Camioneta was a SXSW, Los Angeles Film Festival and CineSol Official Selection. Best Documentary at CineSol Film Festival 2012. Nominated for the David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award of the International Documentary Association. One of five Hispanic Documentary Picks of the New York Documentary Festival.
Cine El Rey
311 S. 17th St.
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 1,000 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.