The Other Side

International Panorama
Griselda San Martin
Mexico, USA, Spain
2016
6min
Spanish

Every weekend, dozens of people gather on both sides of the United States-Mexico border fence in Friendship Park, the only binational place along the 2,000-mile border where people can meet. Families, friends and lovers on the US side crowd together into a small area of tightly-woven steel mesh, trying to catch a glimpse of their loved ones, and perhaps press their fingertips together, or whisper to each other whilst the border patrol passes by. Among those present is Jose Marquez, a 67-year-old Mariachi singer who has come to see his daughter. Although they live just a few miles apart, they have been separated by the border for almost 15 years, proving that, despite the massive walls and militarized checkpoints, love has no borders.

Projections: 
11.15. Wednesday 21:45
Művész
English Subtitles
11.18. Saturday 17:00
Kino
English Subtitles
Producer: 
Griselda San Martin
Editor: 
Griselda San Martin
Camera: 
Griselda San Martin
Sound: 
Griselda San Martin
Music: 
Jose Marquez
Distribution info: 
Griselda San Martin
Awards: 
The Scruffy City Film & Music Festival - Best Documentary Short (2017)
Impact Docs Awards - Award of Recognition Documentary Short (2017)
Ridgefield Independent Film Festival - Best Documentary Short (2017)