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Most Dangerous Ways To School | MEXICO | Free Documentary

Most Dangerous Ways To School | MEXICO | Free Documentary

Every Monday, little Lorenzo struggles alone as he makes his way over slippery scree and past steep canyons. And all this just so he can go to school and receive something to eat there. The 6-year-old lives in northwest Mexico in the extensive Sierra Madre Occidental. This is the home of his people, the Rarámuri. These indigenous peoples live well-hidden in the mountains and have hardly any contact with the outside world. Their daily lives revolve around agriculture and livestock; poverty is a big issue for the Rarámuri. To escape this fate, Lorenzo must literally overcome more than 1000 metres altitude. One small lapse of concentration, one careless step and Lorenzo could fall off the edge.

At school, Teresa, Angela and Philomena sit next to him. These sisters, aged 6, 8 and 9, can see the school from their home, which sits on a plateau opposite. But to get there requires a journey of many hours, which takes them over narrow and rocky paths, onto sharp rock edges, across a stream, and – just before they reach their destination – forces them to climb again steeply uphill over smooth rocks on all fours. If it is raining, this journey becomes an almost impossible one: the stream is transformed within minutes into a torrent, and the rocks are suddenly as slippery as an ice rink.

These children undertake their journey to school all by themselves. For up to four hours, they march through one of the most beautiful but also one of the most dangerous Mexican landscapes. Throughout this journey they all have only one goal in mind: to ultimately find a job in a city and lead a better life.


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  2. I'm mexican and I didn't know the obstacles youngsters like Lorenzo face in order to get a better life I'm a person who chosen partying and friends instead of education this story made me cry I whish Lorenzo and all his crew accomplish all their dreams.

  3. Most of these families claim they want their children to have a better future why education is important to them but they end up not finishing school cause their parents want them to help out more likely work hard at home for them.

  4. I hope that in every country in all small villages and towns, that in every primary school there should also secondary and tertiary schools for the local or indigenous people. They need education to be more self sufficient in food and in health care, as well as preserving their customs and traditions.

  5. The end of the documentary is very choppy and pixelated. I thought it was my connection until I realized if you rewind it and replay those parts, it will always play the same no matter what connection youre on.

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