Green Card Soldiers are Mexican immigrants who join the US Army for citizenship. Over 8000 of these war veterans have been deported. Nero, a deported Mexican, returns illegally to the U.S in search of his identity. He joins the army as a shortcut to citizenship, and through it, fights for his life and nationality.
“The story of Nero’s struggle to get into the States across a heavily militarized desert so he can go and get himself shot at in a heavily militarized desert halfway around the world splits into a kaleidoscope of reflections on family borders, social barriers, men in uniforms and the power they represent or abuse, urban ghettos, conspiracy theories and the absurdity of war” – Screen Daily
Officially selected in over 30 film festivals worldwide including
- Official Selection Locarno Film Festival
- Official Selection Melbourne International Film Festival
- Official Selection Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale)
DVD edition includes bonus materials
- No Return – Documentary on the making of Soy Nero
- Deported Vets – Real life accounts of deported veterans
117 minutes on 1 disc / 2016 / Color / English / A film by Rafi Pitts
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