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El Norte (1983)

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Summary: Mayan Indian peasants, tired of being thought of as nothing more than "brazos fuertes" ("strong arms", i.e., manual laborers) and organizing in an effort to improve their lot in life, are discovered by the Guatemalan army. After the army destroys their village and family, a brother and sister, teenagers who just barely escaped the massacre, decide they must flee to "El Norte" ("the North", i.e., the USA)... (imdb)

Genres: Drama, Suspense/Thriller, Adventure

Country: UK, USA

Directed By: Gregory Nava

Written By: Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas

Starring: Lupe Ontiveros, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, David Villalpando

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