Of Kites and Borders


A film by Yolanda Pividal, US/México/Spain, 2013

Friday, April 10th, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Location: KJCC Auditorium, 53 Washington Square South, New York, NY, 10012

The screening will be followed by a conversation with the film’s director Yolanda Pividal, Diana Delgado from the Coalition of Hispanic Families, and Gala Narezo of what moves you?

Of Kites and Borderstells the story of the daily struggle to be a child living on the US-Mexico border through the eyes of four working children in the city of Tijuana. Edie is a teen who smuggles immigrants into the United States while promising himself that he will never get worn-out working in the maquilas (assembly plants). Carmela is a nine-year old who knows more about work in the city’s dumps than about fairy tales ­ yet every day at sunset she dreams of a better life while watching the kites that fly over her slum. And brothers Adrián and Fernando don masks to conceal their youth and perform wrestling matches at busy intersections in order to support their family – all the while dreaming of traveling the world as famous Mexican luchadores.

This event is free and open to the public. ID required for entry.

– See more at: http://clacs.as.nyu.edu/object/clacs.events.special.041015#sthash.9QJJaDmZ.dpuf

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