Of Kites and Borders is a documentary about the daily struggle to be a child just across the border from the US told through the eyes of four working children from Tijuana. Edie is a teen who smuggles immigrants into the United States while promising himself that he will never get worn-out at the assembly plant. Carmela is a nine-year-old who knows more about work in the city’s dumps than fairy tales, yet every day at sunset she dreams of a better life while watching the kites that fly over her slum. 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 fighters.
San Francisco: July 15 at Roxie Theater. A discussion with Laura Melgarejo, Civic Engagement Organizer at PODER SF will follow the screening.