The Route

La Ruta / The Route

Directed by Pituka Ortega Heilbron


Every morning from Monday to Saturday Severino Gonzalez, a construction worker, gets up at 3:30 am to take the bus to work.

For most Panamanians, buses are their only option to get to work and sustain a city that grows recklessly. Yet, buses are time bombs. People die or get hurt because of them every month and Severino knows this, but he has no other option.

Severino will show us, through his every day bus route, and his life,

the portrait of a nation that insists it is becoming a first world country

but lacks the basic tools needed to sustain such a claim.