Purgatorio – viaje al corazón de la frontera
Purgatorio, Journey into the Heart of the Border
MEX 2012 DVD 80
There is an image in Rodrigo Reyes’ Purgatorio that is impossible to forget: the long metal barrier that cuts through the landscape, breaking the view, blocking it, making it come to an unnatural end. It’s an imagine as metaphorical as it is real: it is the steel wall that separates the United States from Mexico; and it is a barrier that traces a path of confrontation, and outlines an identity that still suffers today.