En la orilla / At the Edge

A film by Liza Hoos, Xavier Basurto

This film was screened as a part of the 2015 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF18)



Mexico, Natural Resources/Social Issue Documentary, 2015
13 min, Digital, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Gaspar and his family live in Agua Verde, a town of 256 inhabitants on the eastern coast of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. Day by day, they struggle to catch enough fish and make enough money to survive, living at the edge of their means. Fishing is getting harder every year, but Gaspar still has faith that with patience and time, he can maintain his family’s quality of life. Gaspar knows that this might be the last generation that can manage this balancing act, so he and his wife Silvia work hard to ensure their children will lead a different life from theirs – one that does not depend solely on fishing.

Regional Premiere

Print Source: Liza Hoos,