Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life. A work of social realism imbued with dreamlike imagery, El Norte is a lovingly rendered, heartbreaking story of hope and survival, which critic Roger Ebert called andquot; a Grapes of Wrath for our time.andquot;
We recommend previewing this movie before showing it to your students.
Disc One: Newly restored film
Disc Two: The making of El Norte, gallary of location scouting photographs.
1983. DVD. 140 mins. NR. Spanish with English subtitles.