Al otro lado del muro / The Other Side of the Wall
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Al otro lado del muro / The Other Side of the Wall

by Pau Ortiz

Secondary title
The Other Side of the Wall
Country / Year
Spain, Mexico / 2017
Duration
68 Min.
Languages
Spanish
Subtitles
EnglishEnglish
GermanGerman
Genre
DOC: Social & Human Interest
Tags
Migration
Family
Documentary
Direction
Pau Ortiz

They were looking for a better life – and now 18-year-old Ale and 14-year-old Rocío are left standing alone with two younger siblings in tow. A few months after they left Honduras along with their mother on a quest for a better life in Mexico, their mother is sentenced to ten years of imprisonment as a result of a dubious court case. While she attempts to prove her innocence, her children, left without official documents, financial means or the support of parents, are left to fend for themselves. Ale does his best to take on the role of a strict but loving father, while Rocío takes care of the siblings. As much as she loves her brother, Rocío is dreaming of freedom rather than responsibilities and is soon taken to her limits… Filmmaker Pau Ortiz tells the harrowing yet equally inspiring story of an immigrant family that in spite of difficult circumstances remains bursting with love and solidarity.

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