- April 22 · 7:00 PM
In this critically and publicly acclaimed gritty drama, Sayra, a Honduran teen, is on the train that will take her to the US when she crosses paths with Willy AKA Casper, a Mexican gang member in search of revenge and redemption.
Director Cary Joji Fukunaga’s debut is entirely in Spanish, and was developed with the assistance of the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program.
(US/Mexico, 2009, 1 hr 36 min, drama)
Followed by a discussion with activists Salvador Sanabria, CEO of El Rescate, Lorena J. Moran, Program Director of Teatro Jornalero Sin Fronteras.
Years of laissez-faire economic policies on international and local levels have led to a rise in the number of displaced individuals both across national borders and within cities. In line with LAPD’s mission to address issues of gentrification and displacement, we have chosen to screen this film in our screenings series because it narrates a contemporary reality south of the US border otherwise invisible in mainstream media.