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La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus (2013)

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Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day. Since 2006, nearly 1,000 camioneta drivers and fare-collectors have been murdered for either refusing or being unable to pay the extortion money demanded by local Guatemalan gangs. LA CAMIONETA follows one such bus on its … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (7)

It's well worth seeing.

Full Review… | November 1, 2013
Chicago Tribune
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This sense of childlike wonder, and the respect accorded everyone involved in prolonging the bus's usefulness, are all the more impressive given that Kendall concludes with a sobering assessment of widespread civilian violence in Central America.

Full Review… | October 31, 2013
Chicago Reader
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The film wrings an almost bizarre amount of political, humanistic and spiritual substance out of this limited frame.

Full Review… | August 1, 2013
Variety
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An unexpected and fascinating aspect of migration in the Americas, viewed in intimate close-up.

Full Review… | August 1, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
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La Camioneta is a poetic, even dreamy, film that ultimately conveys the mystical sense of a transmigrated (mechanical) soul.

Full Review… | August 1, 2013
ARTINFO.com
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As modest and farsighted as its cast of Guatemalans who make a living resurrecting discarded American school buses.

Full Review… | May 30, 2013
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus

'La Camioneta'. An eye-opening look into the violent, high stakes life of a bus driver in Guatemala, which is so jarringly far-flung from what you'd expect. Surprisingly philosophical too!

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