El viaje de Teo

Teo's Journey
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Raised by his uncle in Oaxaca while his father Wenceslao is in jail, 9-year-old Teo sees his life turned upside down when Wenceslao shows up to take him north across the American border. Teo and his dad are led by a negligent pollero. During the night, in the Sasabe desert, they are attacked and robbed. Teo runs away to keep his belongings and loses touch with the group. Chuy, a 12-year-old pollero, meets Teo, helps him out of the desert and to exact a small measure of revenge against the thieves. While Teo waits at the checkpoint in Nogales for his father's certain deportation, a strong friendship develops between the two boys. (Festival information)