THE U TURN DVD (english - spanish)


Luis Argueta, a Guatemalan-American director and producer, has been telling transnational immigrant stories since 1977. His film The Silence of Neto, the coming of age story of a 12-year-old boy in 1954 Cold-war-Guatemala, ​is the first Guatemalan film internationally recognized. The Guardian, listed Mr. Argueta as one of Guatemala’s National Living Icons, alongside Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu and Singer/Songwriter Ricardo Arjona. Luis Argueta is the first filmmaker to be awarded the Order of Quetzal in the degree of Grand Officer, the highest honor given by the Guatemalan State. Luis Argueta’s films can be viewed online at

Bea Gallardo is a Guatemalan producer with a Masters in Communications from San Carlos University in Guatemala (cum laude). She has also been an independent consultant for BIRF (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) in the area of Human Development and International Cooperation for FONAPAZ (National Fund for Peace) and for the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education on Multicultural Resources Study. She is an advisor to the San Carlos University Outreach Office and Development and an independent producer for University TV USAC.
Credits: Guatemala 9.11.03 (2003) - Associate Producer;
abUSed The Postville Raid (2010) - Line Producer and Post-Production Manager; Granito: How To Nail a Dictator (2011) - Co-Producer; GRANITO Every Memory Matters - Associate Producer; Dictator in the Dock (2013);- Line Associate Producer; Crime Hunters (2014) - Assistant Producer. ABRAZOS (2014) - Producer; When We Were Young | There was a War - (2015) - Associate Producer; TV Serie Traffickers: Episode 4: Guns and gangs (2016)- Line Producer; 500 years: Life in Resistance (2017);The U Turn (2017)

Juan Pablo Olyslager
Associate Producer

Adam Burke
Director of Photography
José Vásquez
Director of Photography

Giacomo Buonafina
Sound Designer and Mix
Jason J. Chen
Ezequiel Sarudiansky
Consulting Editor