The homeless people on the streets of Tijuana belong neither in the USA nor Mexico. Without the right to exist, they turn to the needle and prop themselves up with crystal meth. Their bodies are broken and riddled with disease. The film draws an intimate portrait of people living in one of the most violent cities in the world whose goal is simply to stay alive. Ina Borrmann
Writer: Javier Ávila. Camera: Alejandro Guzmán, Javier Ávila. Sound: Jay González, Daniel Rosas, Omar Juárez. Editing: Omar Guzmán. Music: Dani Shivers. Production: Dorotea. Producer: Pamela Rendón. Length: 88 min.
After studying audiovisual media at the Autonomous University of Baja California, Ávila worked as an editor, assistant director and screenwriter. ZONA NORTE is his second feature-length documentary film.
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This film contains explicit depictions of self-injurious acts and of drug use.
Nominated for the VIKTOR Main Competition DOK.international
Slices of life, insights and perspectives: The films of the International Competition open doors to new worlds for us. They compete for the award VIKTOR Main Competition, which is endowed with 10,000 euros. The award donor is Bayerischer Rundfunk.