Documentary about three people who left their Mexican mountain village to seek success in the United States. Franco is having a good time in New York. However his wife Micaela connot take root and dreams of returning to her homeland. Antonio also realises that his dream is not the promised land, but at home with his family, Velo Negro shows that the desire to leave is just as strong as the dream of having a home. The eldery remain behind. As their mountain village gets increasingly quiet, people are born to leave and return to die. Here the choice has become impossible. Neither staying nor leaving can bring happiness.

Credits

Director
Montage
Production company
Moving Image Productions
Distributor NL
Filmmuseum Distributie

Title: Velo Negro
Year: 1995
Duration : 1 hour, 15 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 1995

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