Directed by Mark Kendall
Not Rated | 71 min. | 2012 | U.S.A./Guatemala
Presented in English and Spanish with English subtitles
Daily, dozens of retired school buses travel from the United States to Guatemala, where they are resurrected as brightly-colored “camionetas” that transport people to work each day. Since 2006, almost 1,000 “camioneta” drivers have been murdered for not paying extortion money to the local gangs. La Camioneta follows the journey of one bus and the five men whose lives become intertwined with its resurrection.
Official Selection – 2012 SXSW Film Festival; 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival
Series sponsored by the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation. Additional funding provided by eBay, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and the National Endowment for the Arts