El Flaco premieres under the stars of Ecatepec, Mexico at Cinema Burrito Film Festival

The documentary short, El Flaco, continues its run through Mexico at the Cinema Burrito Film Festival premiering this Saturday, June 17th out in the open at Ecatepec, Mexico. El Flaco will screen along with ten other short films showcasing the border community of Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas at Museo Arte Contemporáneo Ecatepec. Producer and Director, Krisstian de Lara is delighted to bring the story of El Flaco to an international audience and is pleased that border stories are making their way to an international appeal.

Cinema Burrito Film Festival, “La generación que nunca fue” (The generation that never was), will showcase shorts, stories and documentaries exclusively from eight independent filmmakers originally from the border community. The festival is organized by Alfonso Duarte, Daniela Uribe and Federico Martínez and will be presented by Folks, Cool Raccoon, Museo Arte Contemporáneo Ecatepec, Flor del Desierto and Rotuladora Mexicana, and Tipos.

The director of the film festival and filmmaker, Alfonso Duarte, speaks exclusively in an interview for Kn2s Productions about what makes Juarez and El Paso border town different from any other border cities in the world, “What makes this border unique is the mixture of three different cultures (Chihuahua, New Mexico and West Texas) all alone in the middle of the desert. We are different from the rest of the country. People in our area are raised to believe we have to leave our city in search for better opportunities. That is why our community is so receptive to new people. We are hungry for new experiences and diverse points of view.”

De Lara explains, during an interview for Kn2s Productions, why Juarez has been in the international spotlight for all these years, “Juarez, Mexico has been known internationally as the eye of the hurricane due to the historic high wave of violence, crime against women, and the war among the drug cartels. Unfortunately, these events have become iconic to the city and have been portrayed in this negative light in various forms of media for years. Juarez might not be perfect and it will continue to seek social justice and economic growth like any other developing city in Mexico, but I know their people, I’ve worked with them, I’ve eaten burritos with them and they are not drug dealers or ‘bad hombres.'”

El Flaco is a five minute documentary featuring a male prostitute who pays for police protection to be able to work in downtown streets of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, produced by Kn2s Productions.

Watch the official trailer below or click here.

El Flaco will be screening at Cinema Burrito, La generación que nunca fue:
Museo Arte Contemporáneo Ecatepec – Saturday June 17, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9pm in Ecatepec, Mexico.
The screening will take place at Plaza Juárez, on the corner of 5 de mayo in Santa Clara Coatitla.
Visit the Facebook event here. | Visit the Official site: kn2s.com/elflaco

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