Sin Nombre

We watched Sin Nombre on October 5th, 2011! The movie centers on a girl named Sayra, a Honduran teenager trying to illegally immigrate to America to be with family in New Jersey. Most of the movie takes place in Mexico, however, as she and her uncle and brother must hop on trains as they travel to the Mexico-America border. Along the way, Sayra and her family are robbed by members of the Mexican gang Mara Salvatrucha (which does exist in real life!). However, one of the robbers, Willy, changes his mind and kills one of the other robbers, who happens to be the leader of the gang. Sayra and Willy now have to travel to the border while avoiding gang members who want to kill Willy for being a traitor to the gang.

Sin Nombre was filmed in Mexico in 2009, and is in Spanish.

We also watched this movie on March 21, 2012 for the Spring 2012 semester.

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