The only beautiful thing about Ciudad Juarez...is its sunset
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As I am doing this blog about ciudad Juárez and all that matters to it, I will share with you a thought that a professor sent to me by e-mail. I'd like to see what you think about it.
The only beautiful thing about Ciudad Juarez is its sunset...
Maybe the title sentence of this blog is right... that's the conclusion of ESTHER one of the protagonists of the short film TIERRA PROMETIDA (promised land), produced by the Mala Vida Digital Films team, in which just like the backside of the DVd says "it is an interior look that lovingly explores a territory haunted by the sterotypes".
The truth is that the sunsets in Juarez are equal to none, "we´re only missing the beach", like many of us say when referring to them.
Juarez sunset. Sign that overcomes all the bad moves that weave the sensation of "being all better now", that you just need to "keep pushing", of continuing "working it hard", because "God gets a grip but doesn't smother". It is in there, witness of everyday's affairs, of this nonsense of making a city possible where no-one would've imagined that had adecuate conditions for its foundation, against all odds and overcoming all adversities, the individual experience of whom inhabit it holds the totality of the spirit that has made this land possible.
City of resilient survivors that overcome the hits of "progress" and the "perverse consecuences of modernity".
Juarez sunset. Free access espectacle for them, in their affaris of surviving, being more or having more, it brightens up their daily road back home... accompanying their dreams that meanwhile are created far away from their daily material conditions.
Point in the horizon that indicates the way where you can locate the force that holds up the international competitivity of this town, "world capital of harnesses". A west that, just like its dwellers, resists "throwing the towel" and stays put, obstinate against every disquallifying decree or strategic plan that pretends to ignore it, far away from its high slopes, its many streams and its HIGH RISK ZONES.
And yes, maybe the only thing beautiful about Ciudad Juarez... is its sunset...
By Dr. Manuel Arroyo
Translation made by me, so blame me for anything in here. =P
Pues bueno, a proposito de que estoy haciendo un blog acerca de Ciudad Juárez, pues compartire aquí para todos los de habla hispana (english version coming soon...) una reflexión que me ha enviado un profesor por e-mail. A ver que les parece.
Lo único bonito de esta ciudad es su atardecer... Tal vez tenga razón el enunciado del título de este blog... es la conclusión a la que llega ESTHER una de las protagonistas del corto metraje TIERRA PROMETIDA, producida por el equipo de Mala Vida Digital Films, en el que como advierte la contraportada del DVD "es una mirada interior que explora amorosamente un territorio acosado por los esteriotipos". Lo cierto es que los atardeceres de Ciudad Juárez son sin iguales, "sólo nos falta la playa", como decimos muchos al referirnos a ellos.
by Dr. Manuel Arroyo