El Norte (The North)

Institute History


After the brutal murder of their father, two teenage children in Jalisco, Enrique and Rosa, decide to head north to Mexico and the United States to make a better life for themselves. With determination, they make the grueling trip and become illegal aliens in Los Angeles, always living in fear of deportation. Enrique runs into an amazing opportunity for a good job and citizenship, but learns he must abandon Rosa. Ultimately, Rosa and Enrique find that surviving is more than staying aliveā€”it is also remembering who you are.


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