Jos Torres, Tin Dirdamal
Mexico 2005 | 82 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU

They are called “nobod­ies”, Span­ish “nadie”: migrants that cross Mexico on their way to the United States. They travel with­out papers in order to avoid being sent back when stopped by the police. On the quest for a better life Maria Ponce also leaves her family in Hon­duras. Her jour­ney through Mexico turns into a night­mare: After three days, Mari­a’s group is attacked; Maria is raped repeat­ed­ly and some of her friends are grave­ly mal­treat­ed. For two and a half years young Mex­i­can direc­tor Tin Dirdamal accom­pa­nied migrants from Cen­tral Amer­i­ca on their jour­neys through Mexico to the US. Most of them never reach the US border. Many fail in the light of vio­lence and crim­i­nal gangs that have spe­cial­ized in attacks on migrants. The result is an impres­sive first film that has received numer­ous awards.