Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival and YBCA present a documentary on the camioneta busses of Guatemala
La CamionetaYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) (701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA) Map it $10
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 transformative journey: a journey between North and South, between life and death, and through an unfolding collection of moments, people, and places that serve to remind us of the interconnected worlds in which we live.