Magdiel finds someone who will help him illegally cross the border from Mexico to the U.S. He prepares for a dangerous journey, and leaves home, perhaps for the last time, with hope for a better future.
El General director Natalia Almada talks about the making of her first POV film, Al Otro Lado, and the impact of corrido music.
The proud Mexican tradition of corrido music provides both heartbeat and backbone to this rich examination of songs, drugs and dreams along the U.S./Mexico border.
Magdiel, a young man living in Mexico, talking to his sister about wanting to go to the U.S.
A young man with few options for the future lives in a fishing town in Mexico, and writes and sings corridos, Mexican ballads that use music to tell stories.