"An unforgettable human odyssey that captures a reality particularly difficult to document without resorting to sensationalism. - RIDM
"Destierros sets an emblematic example of what documentary cinema should aspire to become." - SÉQUENCES
Viscerally immersed in the experience of Central American migrants on their perilous route to the United States, Destierros provides a sobering account of the desperation, perseverance, and humanity of people fleeing violence with a last hope for a better life.Leading up to the 2016 US elections, migrants are aware of what may be their last chance to cross the border. Using pure cinematic means, this crucial documentary captures the life-threatening experience of illegal migration. Alternating between visceral sensory sequences and revealing testimonials, the camera is an active observer that bears witness to the violent intensity of uncertain exile, and immortalizes the heartbreaking stories of men and women haunted by the past and clinging to their last rays of hope.
92 minutes - Spanish with English subtitles