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2005 | Color | 66 min

To the Other Side By following three musicians and the eloquent lyrics of their corrido songs from Sinaloa to the Mexico-US border, we get to know the origins of the drug trade and the permanent desire to immigrate.

Country: México, Estados Unidos
Direction: Almada; Natalia
Production: Rogowski; Kent, Fiacchino; Tommaso
Photography: Chavez; Chuy
Sound: Wald; Elijah
Music: Morales; Jessie, Rivera; Jenni, Sánchez; Chalino, Los Tigres Del Norte;
Art direction:
Participation year at FICM: 2005

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