Los Pollos

Director: Howard McCain

Institute History

  • 1993 Sundance Film Festival


Upon his arrival at the United States border at Tijuana, Chepito, a young man from the mountains of Mexico, is robbed by bandits and apprehended by the border patrol. Now, in order to survive, he must befriend a local orphan, who supports himself selling beer and soda to the other pollos waiting to cross. Los Pollos offers us a realistic glimpse into a little-known world.

Screening Details


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