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Purgatorio: Viaje al corazón de la frontera (2013)

A provocative meditation that captures the brutal beauty of the U.S./ Mexico Border.

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Reyes' provocative essay film re-imagines the Mexico/U.S. border as a mythical place comparable to Dante's purgatory. Leaving politics aside, he takes a fresh look at the brutal beauty of the border and the people caught in its spell. By capturing a stunning mosaic of compelling characters and broken landscapes that live on the US/Mexico border, the filmmaker reflects on the flaws of human nature and the powerful absurdities of the modern world. An unusual border film, in the auteur tradition of camera-stylo, Purgatorio ultimately becomes a fable of humanity, an epic and visceral experience with powerful and lingering images. Written by Matson Films

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A visceral journey into the heart of the US-Mexico border

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Narrator: Close your eyes. Try to imagine what the world was like when borders did not exist...
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