Del otro lado border crossings, disappearing souls, and other transgressions

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Abstract

Mexico is not simply the sweaty, sickly yellow-green of recent cinema, home to corrupt officials, drug traffickers, and one good cop who stands up against them all. It is much more diverse and complex than that, magnificent in the way that only a nation with cultures thousands of years old can be. Here in Mexico City, below Aztec ruins, tons of asphalt, skyscrapers, and the harmony of competing water and tamale vendors on their bicycles calling out their wares- !Agua ⋯ agua! Rojos, verdes, dulces, tamales! !Rojos, verdes!-the subway swooshes into the station on pneumatic tires so quietly that you can speak softly to the person next to you. The shiny steel doors open and you go inside, one of millions of people moving underground every day.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFilming Difference
Subtitle of host publicationActors, Directors, Producers, and Writers on Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Film
PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
Pages139-164
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9780292719231
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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    Griffith, C. (2009). Del otro lado border crossings, disappearing souls, and other transgressions. In Filming Difference: Actors, Directors, Producers, and Writers on Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Film (pp. 139-164). University of Texas Press.