The guys who brought you Gravity have come back down to Earth…and they want you to join them in a hot, barren desert. Mexican producer-director Alfonso Cuarón and his son, Jonas, are the minds behind Desierto, a new movie about a Minuteman-style border vigilante who hunts down a group of immigrants from Mexico. Gael García Bernal plays an immigrant who is crossing into the United States to reunite with his son when things go TERRIBLY wrong.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Alfonso Cuarón spoke about one of the film’s themes, immigration. “The rhetoric [we hear] defines migrants as this abstract entity. That comes together with ‘swarms’… or ‘hordes’… or ‘aliens.’ And they’re devoid of humanity,” said Cuarón, who added: “I think it’s so important that the immigration has to be discussed from the standpoint of humanity, not from that of ‘the other.’”
A car salesman in Houston, Texas had to fight for his life when a “customer” on a test drive physically attacked him in an attempt to steal the car. But the car salesman, Jose Martinez, wasn’t going down without a fight.
Jose Martinez, 22, is a car salesman at Gillman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Houston, Texas.
During the test drive, the “customer” drove down a dark, small road. Martinez became suspicious of the “customer” and asked for the keys to the car. Moments later, two other people showed up and attacked Martinez.
“I asked them why they were doing it while I was in the trunk. They told me to stop asking questions,” Martinez told KHOU. “They were taping me up and I said do you want money? What do you need? Let me go you can have the car. They said ‘No, you’re coming with us.'”
Luckily, Martinez had the awareness to call his general manger to let him know what was happening.