Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This tragedy, based on a true story, depicts the attempt of 40 men to illegally emigrate to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic. The whole trouble starts when three friends working in a bakery decide that they can no longer stay in their impoverished and economically unstable country. One of the three tries to emigrate legally, but he cannot obtain a visa. In desperation, they decide to pay smugglers and join 40 other men who are snuck past a squadron of guards onto a ship about ready to sail for America. Later, as the men huddle below deck, authorities board the ship and search it. The men are sent back to meet their fates.
survivor, boating, economy, fate, friendship, help, illegal-alien, sailing, search, security-guard, smuggling, visa, ticket