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El Norte (Movie Review)

The remarkable thing about El Norte is that while you know misfortune will continually plague the protagonists, the more invested you get. Gregory Nava tells a brilliant story about a pair of young Guatemalan refugees seeking haven in the United States (or as the know it, el norte). However, this story could be about any refugee fleeing their homeland. Although American opulence is a theme, it’s not the cornerstone. The focus of the film is the brutal journey that must be undertaken to make it across the border and dealing with life in a strange land where you have nothing and are treated like nothing.

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