María en tierra de nadie (Maria in No Man's Land)
A documentary regarding the parallel immigration stories of three Salvadoran women on a journey through Mexico
Thursday, May 03, 20125:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The film documents the dangerous journey Central American migrants face traversing Mexico in an attempt to reach to the United States. In recent years, reports of unchecked violence and brutality against migrants by criminal gangs and corrupt officials have grown—including rape, torture, extortion, kidnapping, and disappearance. In making this documentary, a team of six journalists and filmographers rode with migrants on the tops of trains and slept in migrant shelters. They documented testimony from migrants themselves, including three women whose heart-wrenching stories shed light on the thousands of kidnappings, sexual abuse, human trafficking, and torture suffered by migrants who travel across Mexico each year with the hopes of reaching a brighter future in the United States.
In Spanish with English subtitles
Download file: Maria-5l-fqy.pdf
Sponsor(s): Center for Mexican Studies, Program on International Migration, Sociology, Cesar E. Chavez Center for Interdisciplinary Instruction in Chicana and Chicano Studies