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Carne y Arena (2017)

Based on true accounts, the superficial lines between subject and bystander are blurred and bound together, allowing individuals to walk in a vast space and thoroughly live a fragment of the refugees' personal journeys.
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Credited cast:
Hector Luis Bustamante
Toy Lei
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Abram ... U.S. Border Patrol Agent
Omar Castaneda Omar Castaneda
Michael Graham ... Border Patrol Officer Miller
Xavi Moreno ... Coyote
Elia Saldana ... Immigrant (as Ella Saldana North)
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Based on true accounts, the superficial lines between subject and bystander are blurred and bound together, allowing individuals to walk in a vast space and thoroughly live a fragment of the refugees' personal journeys.

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A rare special Oscar has been awarded to a virtual reality installation created by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. The Academy recognized a "visionary and powerful experience in storytelling". It's the first special Oscar to be awarded since one for Toy Story in 1996. See more »

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16 August 2018 | by MarieCuriousSee all my reviews

I was a bit apprehensive to attend 'Carne y Arena', but in the end my curiosity took over. And I am yet unsure whether I am happy with this choice. That does not mean I was disappointed. On the contrary, I would say. I felt and somehow still feel overwhelmed. 'Carne y Arena' feels as different from a movie as a pixar movie feels from a charcoal drawing.

I read about audiences ducking bullets that were fired onscreen in the very first movies that were made. Ridiculous as that may sound to our ears in this day and age, I myself have a better understanding now. When I would have my hundredth VR-experience, I would know that being able to see in three dimensions would not mean that I am actually dealing with reality. Until yesterday I did not have that experience. Not ever. So I physically reacted as if what I saw was real, as if I was truly ambushed by a border patrol. And honestly, I have never felt such acute anxiety. I had a stomach ache that could have made me vomit. And it lasted until after it was done.

Do I have a better understanding now what it means tot be an immigrant? Perhaps yes, maybe no. But I do feel I have a better understanding of the horrors they are willing to undergo to make that journey. I will not pretend to know what it feels to be yelled at at gunpoint, but 'Carne y Arena' goes far out of its way to get as close as possible. And it left me lost for words.


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