America ReFramed Season 3
  • Feature Film
  • 2015
  • 88 Mins

Leaving politics aside, Reyes' Purgatorio looks anew at the U.S/Mexico border and the people caught in it's spell. The evocative Dantesque essay film presents the border as a mythical exploring the vulnerability of the human soul, the violence man creates and the destruction left in its wake.

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Film Credits

  • Justin Chin Director of Photography
  • Inti Cordera Co-Producer
  • Hugo Perez Executive Producer
  • Rodrigo Reyes Director

Critical Acclaim

Beauty and brutality on two sides of a border.

Daniel M. Gold, The New York Times

A searing, horrifying, at times starkly beautiful documentary ode to the netherworlds surrounding the U.S. Mexico barrier.

Andrew Barker, Variety