Ped Mall -Scene 1 Mon, Sep 30, 2019 5:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Special Event
Film Info
Runtime:141 minutes
Director:Gregory Nava
Year Released:1983
Production Country:UK


FREE screening presented in partnership with, and post-screening dialogue led by the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights.

"A sobering glimpse of reality, that's also an irresistibly involving drama." - Radio Times

"The definitive portrait of the experience of undocumented Latin-American workers in the United State." - Filmcritic.com

"From the very first moments of El Norte, we know that we are in the hands of a great movie." - Roger Ebert

When a group of Mayan Indians decides to organize a labor union to improve conditions in their village, their community is violently destroyed by the Guatemalan army. Teenage siblings, Rosa (Zaide Silvia Gutierrez) and Enrique (David Villalpando) manage to escape the massacre and decide to start a new life in El Norte - the USA. The two trek through Mexico, meeting a variety of characters and facing trials and tribulations on their journey toward lives as illegal immigrants in Los Angeles.