Pocha: Manifest Destiny (original title)
- Status: Completed
- Score: 5.4/10
- Director: Michael DwyerKaitlin McLaughlin
- Country: EnglishSpanish
- Year: 2015
- Duration: 88 min
Claudia, 22, gets busted for credit card fraud and deported from USA to Mexico. She returns to her estranged dad’s ranch. She’s a pocha – can’t speak Spanish. She gets involved with a drug smuggler.
Raised in the U.S., Claudia (22) is an undocumented illegal immigrant living beyond her means in a twisted version of the American dream. When she’s arrested by the FBI for credit card fraud, Claudia is quickly deported to Mexico. Speaking no Spanish and lost in her foreign “homeland,” she reluctantly takes refuge at her estranged father’s cattle ranch. As she clashes with her unyielding father, her attempts to return to the U.S. thrust her into a dangerous bond with a foreign smuggler, Ricky. Caught between her father’s sermons, Ricky’s promises, and the encroaching military, Claudia must navigate a tightrope of impossible choices.
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