Filiberto is a seasoned traveller of the rails. On this trip, he's something of a mentor for a ragtag group of Central Americans riding the trains north. He's even accompanied for the first time by his 17 year old daughter, whom he protects like a mother hen with a chick. The group take a rest stop in Orizaba, Mexico, sharing food and laughter, united by the dangers they face, including hunger, the Mexican authorities, and risk of falling from the train. A whistle blows and it is time to be moving again. The train judders into motion. But where's Filiberto? Can he and his daugher keep up as a throng of bodies race for the speeding wagons?
Winner of 2007 NY Festivals Award