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Central America

El Norte (1983)

Directed by Gregory Nava

This film tells the story of Mayan Indigenous youths in the 1980s who are tired of being labelled “brazos fuertes” (manual labourers). In an effort to improve their life, they are discovered by the Guatemalan army. After the army destroys their village and family, they are forced to flee Guatemala due to ethnic and political persecution.

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