• Nowhere Else to Live

    Mexico City is one of the largest and most densely-inhabited places on earth. The most precious commodity is a place to live. This films profiles three illegal squatters scraping out an existence in the unforgiving urban environment, and one community of squatters who fought back.

    It’s a story of the struggle for human dignity in a dehumanizing environment. A family of six lives in a single room; another shares a single tap of untreated water with 36 other families, and a third lives on a garbage dump which literally kills its occupants.  Each lives in daily fear of being evicted from even these primitive living quarters. Yet they survive. This is a moving story about the endurance of hope and the resilience of simple dreams.




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    Nowhere Else to Live

    Produced, directed and written by Alan Handel

    22:45”

    1994

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