Here in San Miguel we can watch the émigrés ride by on the freight trains heading to el norte. But we know little of the drama, the danger, the pathos of that middle passage. The dramatic film Sin Nombre takes us inside that experience. It is the story of a young man from the Mexican south who is fleeing the poverty of his life and the brutality of the Mara Salvatrucha gang MS-13 that he has betrayed. And it is the story of a young Honduran woman he encounters atop a freight train. She befriends him and slowly wins his trust, the first human relationship of solidarity he has experienced outside of the violent culture of the gang. This thriller/love story will engage you deeply and help you empathize with those who desperately flee northward, many to die namelessly along the way, remembered only by the ‘sin nombre’ cardboard markers left where they fell.
La Biblioteca Publica, Rejoj 50A, Centro
San Miguel de Allende, GUA 37700
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