30 July 2010
'Gringos living in Tijuana'
Ever wonder why an American would willingly move mere miles over the Mexico border into a land that's supposedly awash in corruption, filth, crime and a never-ending drug war? Katherine Sweetman's microdoc about the some 45,000 gringos living in Tijuana is not to be missed.
"'GRINGOS LIVING IN TIJUANA' provides a glimpse into the lives of seven, very unusual inhabitants of the city of Tijuana, Mexico. Derrik, Gerda, Jodi, Jason, Michael, Iana, and Jenny are not Hispanic, and they don't exactly appear as though they would 'blend in' in the Mexican border town that has been called one the most dirty and dangerous cities of North America. Yet this film follows these gringos, in their daily activities, while they show and explain why they chose to live in the city they love -- Tijuana."