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None of the following is presented in a sexual way:

A brief glimpse at a breast in the background in the scene at the Migrant Shelter. Blink and you'll miss it.

Several men are seen with shirts off at various points in the film.

Some low-cut shirts on women.

The film begins with a prolonged shot of a drowned body floating upriver. It is recovered by police.

A teen's calloused foot is treated by social workers. Non-graphic.

We see the prolonged image of a body after it was ran over by a train. The description (all torn up, "an arm, a leg, a head") is much more disturbing than what is actually visible in the magazine photo.

We are told that two people on top of a train hit the top of a tunnel, fell off the train, and died. Not seen.

The film is mostly in Spanish, though profanity can still be read in the English subtitles.

Some uses of whore.

A drugged teen and his interviewer use fuck around 10 times in one scene.

One teen is a drug addict and is seen after sniffing glue.

Another teen smokes constantly throughout the film.

The subject of the film, children traveling alone and taking the dangerous, illegal road to immigration, can be very emotional.

Many of the children presented in the film have emotional backstories.

An extended sequence focuses on the deaths that have been associated with child immigration. One body that is found is said to be in such a state that it is not able to be presented to the parents (not seen). An emotional funeral service follows.

At one point, the fate of young people is left ambiguous when they don't meet the film crew at a checkpoint.

The film does not end happily, nor is it sad. Overall, it is very emotional due to its subject matter.

Suggested MPAA rating: Rated R for language, disturbing images, and drug content.


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