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On the Line


Every year, over 100,000 Mexicans living in the USA are deported. Many have grown up in America. Some can’t even speak Spanish. In a matter of days they are torn away from their loved ones and escorted across the border. Unable to return home or appeal their deportation.
The border town of Tijuana has become an airlock between two worlds, where the broken lives of migrants unfold. For many of these deportees, the only work available is in relocated US call centres. They spend their days answering calls from consumers, pretending to be working from America, and their evenings looking at the lights from across the border, trying to maintain some form of contact with their families left behind.

Festival Participation

  • Festival International De Film Spiritualité-Ethnique-Religion Prix Farel - 2021
    Best Feature-Length Documentary Award
  • FIGRA - 2021
    FIGRA Award
  • ESJ LILLE - 2021
    Grand Prix 40 min documentary, Youth Jury Award, & Aina Roger
  • Global Cinema Film Festival Boston - 2021
    Best Feature Documentary Award
  • Docs MX - 2021
    Jury Prize for Best Documentary in the category "Hecho en Mexico"
  • Mediterranean Film Festival - 2021
    Special Mention
  • NYC International Film Festival - 2021
  • Prix Albert Londres - 2021
  • Take One Action Film Festival - 2021
  • Terra di Tutti Film Festival - 2021
  • Global Health Film Festival - 2021

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