Maria in Nobody's Land
El Salvador/Mexico | 2010 | 86 minutes | Color | DVD | Spanish | Subtitled | Order No. 131090
MARIA IN NOBODY'S LAND is an unprecedented and intimate look at the illegal and extremely dangerous journey of three Salvadoran women to the US.
“An impressive documentary that shows how the gangs the police and even the local government collaborate to take any advantage from the migrant's situation. And it suggests that Mexican and Central American governments also have interests to leave the situation unchanged."
"These heart-wrenching stories shed light on the thousands of kidnappings, sexual abuse, human trafficking, and torture suffered by migrants who travel across Mexico each year with the hopes of reaching a brighter future in the United States."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- Festival Internacional de Cine en Derechos Humanos, Argentina, Jury Prize and Audience Award for Best Documentary
- ICARO, Best Central American Feature Documentary
- Latin American London Film Festival
- International Film Festival of Goa
- Seattle Latino Film Festival
- Festival Internacional de Cine El Rosario
Marcela Zamora Chamorro
Marcela studied Journalism in Costa Rica and then graduated as Documentary Filmmaker at the Film School of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. For more than 12 years, she has been making documentaries focused on gender and human rights, in total 4 feature films and 10 short documentary films seen throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. She has worked in television for Al Jazeera and Tele Sur. She currently directs the documentary section of the Salvadorian digital newspaper El Faro. (10/15)