As part of After School Special: The 2014 School of Visual Arts Alumni Film & Animation Festival, we are pleased to present a special screening of the award-winning documentary La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus (2012), followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Mark Kendall (MFA 2011 Social Documentary).
Synopsis: Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day. Since 2006, nearly 1,000 camioneta drivers and fare-collectors have been murdered for either refusing or being unable to pay the extortion money demanded by local Guatemalan gangs. La Camioneta follows one such bus on its transformative journey: a journey between North and South, between life and death, and through an unfolding collection of moments, people, and places that serve to quietly remind us of the interconnected worlds in which we live.
La Camioneta is unrated by the MPAA. Some content may be unsuitable for children under 13.
All After School Special festival screenings are free and open to the public. General Admission RSVPs are appreciated, but not necessary. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open approximately 30 minutes prior to each screening.
Festival Badge Information
A limited number of badges, which provide reserved seating at all After School Special festival screenings, are available for purchase through this website.
To guarantee admission to a screening, badge holders must be present in line at SVA Theatre at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled screening start time. Badge holders must exit SVA Theatre following each screening and must re-enter for any subsequent screenings.
Badges can only be picked up at SVA Theatre (333 W 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011) during the following times: 5:30PM-8:00PM Friday 9/19, 11:30AM-11:59PM Saturday 9/20, or 12:30PM-5:45PM Sunday 9/21. They cannot be picked up in advance of the festival dates. An ID and/or Eventbrite receipt (printed or on a mobile device) is required for pickup.
Badges can only be purchased online in advance of the screening. They will not be available for purchase at the door.
Badges are final sale. There are no refunds or exchanges. They are not for resale and are non-transferable. Name changes are not permitted. Festival badges are intended for one person.
Concessions are not available for purchase at SVA Theatre. Guests are welcome to bring food and drink. Glass bottles are not permitted.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
When & Where
SVA Theatre, a part of School of Visual Arts.
School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for more than six decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world.