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A brother and sister flee brutal civil war in Guatemala and travel through Mexico
to the United States. Their dream of starting a new life propels this saga forward
through a series of adversities. Critic Roger Ebert has called this film a
"Grapes of Wrath" for our time. The film received an Academy Award nomination
for best original screenplay.
Post-film discussion led by Lex Miller.
About the director Gregory Nava.
Other background on the film.
A selection of reviews of the film.