Three Central American migrants embark on a journey to the north. Seeking safety and a better life, they find the will, faith, and support to continue their journey in a shelter in southern Mexico. On their way, they face the risks of kidnap, rape, or assault in this life-threatening journey.
Migrant Crossing, the dangerous waiting for a train to the north
On the border between Guatemala and Mexico, a migrant refugee camp near the rails of a freight train is the waiting point of a large group of young Central Americans who risk their lives in order to travel to the north and find a new life in the United States .
But the passage to Mexico is fraught with danger. Kidnappings and murders have become increasingly common in the area and border police officers are famous for abusing migrants, a population deeply denigrated in a nation that sees them as criminals.
The struggle for migratory human rights is reflected at the beginning of the film in a popular demonstration where a man uses the metaphor of the viacrucis of Jesus Christ to refer to the arduous journey of the migrants.
Director Hauke Lorenz’s camera captures what is happening in front of his eyes, a range of characters that in their own voice tell us their testimonies of sacrifice, strategy and commitment to reach the promised land of the north.