THE BEAST

LA BESTIA

By Pedro ULTRERAS

MACONDO CINE - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2011

The Beast is a documentary that shows the suffering that migrants centraoamericanos when attempting to cross Mexico to reach the United States illegally.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • MEXICO
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 79 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pedro ULTRERAS
    • Writer(s)
    • Pedro ULTRERAS
    • Producer(s)
    • Pedro ULTRERAS
    • Synopsis
    • For close to two decades, thousands of Central American migrants have lost their dreams, limbs and lives trying to illegally cross Mexican territory. Mexico represents a great challenge for those whose only goal is to reach the northern border hoping to incorporate themselves into the United States. Their Calvary begins in the state of Chiapas, the moment they step on Mexican soil. For the Central American migrants, Mexico has become a cross- less cemetery, an agonizing journey with no way back, a travesty only comparable to hell itself. In order to do this documentary, filmmaker Pedro Ultreras rode the mexican cargo trains with a group of central american migrants for more than two weeks.
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