Al Otro Lado (To the Other Side)


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natalia_almada_iconPorous Borders: Documentary Films of Natalia Almada

Al Otro Lado (To the Other Side)

  • 2005
  • Directed By: Natalia Almada
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 70 Minutes
  1. Monday, October 27, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Al Otro Lado

Natalia Almada is scheduled to be present.

Al Otro Lado weaves together various narrative threads around the topic of drug trafficking. An aspiring corrido composer writes songs for local drug lords as he contemplates immigrating illegally to the U.S. or becoming a drug trafficker due to the poor economic prospects in his small fishing town. While also tracing the connections between the corrido and gangsta rap, the film explores the illicit and cultural economies surrounding the plight of migrants from rural Mexico to Los Angeles. (HD Cam presentation)