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A University of Southern California Thesis Film

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A STORY OF SURVIVAL 
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A Guatemalan woman undertakes the journey to the U.S. border to seek asylum with her daughter, but first they must try and survive Mexico's infamous Route of Death.
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La Ruta Trailer
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La Ruta Trailer

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SYNOPSIS

Mexico’s Route of Death is as perilous as it is risky. It is a journey no one should ever have to endure, alone.  Lucia is a desperate mother fleeing from her Guatemala homeland, determined keep her young daughter safe. A new life is promising and she risks embarking on an uncertain journey across Mexico’s rugged Route of Death.

 

Lucia must be resourceful to survive the expedition, in hopes of finding sanctuary in America. While traveling, she meets Matias, an offhanded father, making the trek with his son, Nicolas. Lucia and Matias are two different parents on  one  courageous journey to freedom.

 

They will work together through challenges, and endure the rising tides of hopelessness, to make it safely to the border, but when the harsh realities of LA RUTA push them to a breaking point, their survival instincts kick in, forcing them to make unimaginable choices.

 

Together, they will sacrifice everything they hold close to their hearts, in order to reach the United States.

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