El Norte

Director:   Gregory Nava
Year:   1983
Language:   Spanish with some dialogue in English and Quiché
Time:   141 minutes

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.

Rated R.

Post-film discussion led by Lex Miller.


About the director Gregory Nava.

Other background on the film.

A selection of reviews of the film.