“El Norte” 1984

January 11, 1984 is the release date of the independent film, “El Norte”.  The film is a compassionate, tragic, and sometimes humorous portrayal of the journey of a brother and sister from Guatemala to the US (“El Norte”).  There, they search for work and begin their personal quest of the American Dream.  The film was directed by Gregory Nava, a Mexican American film director, producer and writer. The film won the 1985 Academy Award for Best Screenplay.

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