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AL BORDO DE LA LINEA – STORIE DI VITA AL MARGINE

The photographic-documentary exhibition on the US-Mexico border opens on Friday 13 November at 6.30 pm in the Altrove exhibition space, in Piazzetta Tor Cucherna 8 / A in Trieste. Curated by Simona Dibitonto (concept and realization of the exhibition) and Lea-Sophie Lazić-Reuschel (photographic project), it is realized within the multidisciplinary project Crossing the border (identity # 3), promoted by the Cizerouno cultural association and supported by the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia. It is the result of a research conducted by Lea-Sophie Lazić on the living conditions of Mexicans deported from the United States to their country of origin because they do not have a regular permit. Recent migration policies and the militarization of the border, in addition to having caused an incredible increase in the number of deaths in the desert, have a devastating effect on the lives of expelled migrants, often residing for years in the U.S. In Mexico, the lack of adequate administrative and bureaucratic structures for reception and the difficulty of reintegration into society civilians bring many deportees to live on the street, in the so-called Tijuana Canal, called by the people who live there ” El Bordo “. A “floating” population of individuals waiting for a new opportunity to migrate. A boundary area, defined by the authorities as “high risk”, between the US wall and a large thoroughfare (via Rapida) that separates it from the city of Tijuana. In two kilometers, from the border wall to the eastern part of the city, between 800 and 1000 people live, of which 78% have spent more than six years in the United States. Literally on the edge of the country that represents their “dream”, they are excluded from their society of origin. The exhibition presents a series of photographs documenting the living conditions of the deportees living in the Tijuana Canal accompanied by a selection of testimonies from the protagonists and the documentary El Gato, curated by Ana Andrade and Julio Romero Salas.