La camioneta : the journey of one American school bus

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  • Creator Follow Your Nose Films ; a film by Mark Kendall ; director/producer, Mark Kendall ; producer, Rafael González
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication [Oley, Pennsylvania] : [Distributed by Bullfrog Films], [2015]
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (1 streaming video file (72 min.))
  • OCLC ocn913507323
  • Credits
    • Featuring Domingo Lastor, Mario Boc Pixtún, Andres Gamaliel Chitay Chile, Mario Enrique Valle, Ermelino Velásquez, and the words of Luis Aguilar
    • Cinematography, Mark Kendall ; original music, T. Griffin ; editor, Mark Kendall


  • Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day. Since 2006, nearly 1,000 camioneta drivers and fare-collectors have been murdered for either refusing or being unable to pay the extortion money demanded by local Guatemalan gangs. La Camioneta follows one such bus on its transformative journey: a journey between North and South, between life and death, and through an unfolding collection of moments, people, and places that serve to quietly remind us of the interconnected worlds in which we live.


  • Title from title frames.
  • Originally produced by: Follow Your Nose Films, c2012; previously released in 2013.
  • In English with some segments in Spanish with English subtitles. Optional captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing.
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