LEJOS DE CASA
Every year thousands of minors from Latin America send asylum applications to the USA. The children and young people often travel long distances unaccompanied across the continent only to wait for months for a decision in one of the Mexican border towns. A hostel in Tijuana, run by a dedicated team, offers them care and support. Pablo Bücheler
We present the world premiere of the film.
English/Original Title: FAR AWAY FROM HOME. Writer: Carlos Hernández Vázquez, Pedro G. García, Luis Montalvo. Camera: Luis Montalvo. Sound: Liliana Villaseñor, Axel Muñoz, Jose Miguel Enríquez. Editing: Pedro G. García. Music: Carlo Ayhon. Production: Mandarina Cine, Media Mac. Producer: Gabriela Gavica, Carlos Hernández Vázquez. Length: 81 min. International Sales: FREAK Agency.
No youth rating
Carlos Hernández Vázquez
Born in the Mexican state of Guanajato, Vázquez works as a filmmaker and producer in Mexico City. There he studied production and directing at the Universidad del Cine Amci and has been involved in numerous documentary and feature film productions as a producer, director and cinematographer. LEJOS DE CASA is his second documentary feature film.
DIE PURO AIRE, MX 2014, 80 min.
AQUELLOS SIN NOMBRE, MX 2009, 21 min.
Nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.horizonte
The films in the DOK.horizonte series, supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ, tell stories from countries in transition. They compete for the award VIKTOR DOK.horizonte, which is endowed with 5,000 euros. The award donor is the Petra-Kelly-Foundation.