Discussion with Ted Lewis, Human Right Director, Global Exchange and Ethan Nadelman, Executive Director of Drug Policy Alliance, follows screening. $6 donation.
Like many in Sinaloa, the drug capital of Mexico, 23-year-old Magdiel faces two choices to better his life: trafficking drugs or crossing the border into the United States. Yet Magdiel has a special talent that could be his ticket out: composing corridos – ballads about the narcotics underworld and undocumented immigrant life. For over 200 years corridos have been Mexico’s musical underground newspaper and the voice of those rarely heard outside their communities. From Sinaloa, Mexico, to the streets of South Central and East L.A., Al Otro Lado explores the world of drug smuggling, immigration and the corrido music that chronicles it all. Featuring
Los Tigres del Norte, Jenni Rivera, Jessie Morales, among other acclaimed musicians, Natalia Almada’s debut feature film is ”a glimpse of art running parallel to daily life.” (The New York Times).Presented by what moves you?, Cinema Tropical and the Center for Latin American Studies (CLACS) at New York University, in partnership with Cine+Mas SF/San Francisco Latino Film Festival
Thanks to ATA for having us.