María en tierra de nadie
Maria in Nobody's Land

Marcela Zamora Chamorro

El Salvador/Guatemala/Mexico, Human Rights Documentary, 2010
86 min, MiniDV, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


This documentary shows the parallel immigration stories of three Salvadoran women on a journey through Mexico. Doña Inés, a 60 year-old woman, is searching for her daughter who went missing shortly after she decided to immigrate to the US five years ago. Marta and Sandra, tired of the domestic violence they endured at home and hoping to overcome their impoverished lives, decide to make the trip through Mexico with only thirty dollars in their pockets. These women, Doña Inés' daughter, and countless other immigrant women face prostitution, human trafficking, rape, kidnap, and even death on a journey not often brought up in immigration debates.


North American Premiere

Marcela_Zamora_Chamorro_webMarcela Zamora studied journalism in Costa Rica and went on to study film at the International School of Film and Television of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba (EICTV). María en tierra de nadie is her first feature documentary.


Producer: Marcela Zamora, Oscar Martinez, Edu Ponces
Production Companies:, Ruido Photo, Idheas
Screenwriter: Marcela Zamora
Cinematographer: Keren Shayo
Editor: Leopoldo Nakata
Sound Design: Gina Villafañe
Music: Sigried Masías, Leticia Servín
Print Source: Marcela Zamora, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


María en tierra de nadie (Maria in Nobody's Land)


Mexican American Cultural Center
Mon. April 25 6:00 PM