Award of Merit – “Hot Dogs on a Tricycle” (Spain)

Title: Hot Dogs on a Tricycle
Runtime: 11 min
Country: Spain
Director: Ed Kashi
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: March 31, 2020

Synopsis: This is the story of Mario – a 17-year-old boy, who had to flee his hometown in El Salvador due to the violent threats of the criminal gang, The Mara Salvatrucha. With the support of Asylum Access Mexico, a non profit that helps refugees access their human rights through legal aid and resettlement in the southern border of Mexico, Mario not only obtained a legal permit in Mexico but is also working in a factory enabling him to live a safe and independent life. This piece illustrates the implications and reality of forced migration and gives hope to those following in his footsteps.