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AFI Movie Club: EL NORTE

Following two Guatemalan teenaged siblings on their harrowing journey to escape tragic conditions in their own country, the groundbreaking EL NORTE was co-written and produced by AFI Conservatory Screenwriting Discipline Head Anna Thomas, who earned an Academy Award® nomination for her work.    Click Here to Find Out How to Watch EL NORTE Now WHAT'S EL NORTE...

The AFI FEST Interview: IXCANUL Director Jayro Bustamante

Jayro Bustamante’s hypnotic debut feature IXCANUL is Guatemala’s first-ever submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar® — and one of the 11 films screening in the New Auteurs section at AFI FEST 2015. It follows a young Mayan woman living at the base of a volcano, who becomes pregnant outside of an impending arranged…