This week Unreported World travels to Mexico.
Reporter Sandra Jordan and director Nick Sturdee reveal the harrowing three month, 3,000 kilometre journey undertaken every year by thousands of Central American migrants desperate to reach the US. Once across, they have to survive what they call "la pesadilla mexicana" - the Mexican nightmare - evading immigration police and the armed gangsters and rapists who prey on the vulnerable migrants as they cross the country to reach the US border. Many risk their lives riding La Bestia - The Beast - a 1km long freight train that starts off in Arriaga in Chiapas State.
“Excellent front-line reportage… A brutal, harrowing yet compelling film.”
- The Guardian
July 21, 2006
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