Children Behind The Wall

Venue  

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

53 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012

(212) 998-3650

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center
JUNE 15, 2017 7:00 PM

 

ABOUT

TITLE:  Children behind The Wall / Niños detrás del muro
DIRECTOR: Marisol González

PRODUCERS: Marisol González 

 

Date completed: 2016

Country: USA

Film Category: Documentary

Length of Film: 50 min

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS 

CHILDREN BEHIND THE WALL unfolds along the United States/Mexico border, sensitively documenting a series of heartbreaking interviews with children caught in a vicious drug addiction cycle. It is set in the legendary Mexican border town of Tijuana, which has a reputation for its seedy bars, prostitution and powerful drug cartels, lending it to all sorts of illegal trafficking. When families from all over Latin America fail to cross the border, many are forced to stay there with little prospects. All too frequently, parents turn to drugs and eventually abandon their children leaving them forced to fend for themselves on the streets. Most of these children fall victim to the unforgiving cycle of drug dependency, leading to prostitution and violence.  

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Marisol González is a Dominican filmmaker & producer. She lives in New York. Currently she works as a producer for HBO. González earned Siempre Mujer Magazine’s ‘Always Inspiring’ honor for her hands-on commitment to important causes in the Hispanic community. In 2011 she was presented the ‘Proclamation Award’ by New York State Senator José Peralta for her “outstanding service to the Latino community.” After more than 19 years working in production for the main Latino broadcast channels in New York, and successful recognition from her peers, González is determined to raise awareness about the drug epidemic among young Latinos.