Mario is a 19 year-old boy who had to flee his home in El Salvador due to the violence of the gangs. His story represents the stories of hundreds of thousands many more victims of forced migration in in the Northern Triangle countries.
A short documentary that illustrates forced migration and sheds light on Asylum Access wonderful refugee work through Mario’s story. Mario and his mother are 2 out of hundreds of thousands of people who are fleeing violence in the Northern Triangle countries each year. When families first arrive to Mexico to seek safety, they face many challenges. If they have not yet received refugee status, they have no access to basic rights, including work, education and medical care. This is why organizations like Asylum Access Mexico are so important.
A film by HOME Storytellers in partnership with Asylum Access
Featuring – Mario, Jenniffer, Vilma, Alejandra Macías, Oscar Cazares
Director of Photography – Ed Kashi
Executive Producer and Assistant DoP – Francisco Alcala
Creative Director and Editor – Alejandra Alcala
Line Producer – Carolyn Goldman
Colorist – Marcos del Villar
This film was screened at the Berlin Short Film Festival in Berlin, Germany (July 11-14, 2019)