Events : Foreign Films

Series on Immigration Movies - "EL NORTE (The North)"

From Wednesday, 10th May, 2017 at 6.00 PM

 

Bangalore International Centre had arranged the screening of a feature film under Immigration Series - “El Norte (The North)” on Wednesday, 10th May, 2017 at 6.00 PM at its auditorium.

The film directed by Gregory Nava was about a Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life. It’s a story that happens every day, but until Gregory Nava’s groundbreaking El Norte (The North), the personal travails of immigrants crossing the border to America had never been shown in the movies with such urgent humanism. A work of social realism imbued with dreamlike imagery, El Norte is a lovingly rendered, heartbreaking story of hope and survival, which critic Roger Ebert called “a Grapes of Wrath for our time.”

There was good attendance for the screening.