JUAREZ CITY OF DREAMS
Situated across the Rio Grande from the US city of El Paso, Texas, Ciudad Juarez is one of the largest border towns on earth with one million desperately poor and maligned inhabitants.
Documentary filmmaker Alex Tweddle and cameraman James Buck travel through the city to find out why people flock to Juarez and what life is like for those living in the most dangerous and violent city on the planet. A city with the highest murder and rape count in the world.
"They say 'If Juarez is a city of God, it's only because the Devil
is scared to come here"
People flock to the city daily from inland Mexico, but why so many? Is it to work in the poorly paid US based factories or maquiladoras as they are locally known? To illegally cross the border into the US in search of the American dream? To traffic drugs for the Juarez cartel, one of Mexico’s most powerful drug gangs who are fighting to control the plazas or corridors of narcotics flowing into the US; or maybe it’s just to murder!