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An unflinching look at the world's dispossessed.
What saves this deeply affecting film from being merely a collection of wrenching cases is Corcuera's attention to detail.
The misery of these people becomes just another voyeuristic spectacle, to be consumed and forgotten.
Without preaching, pretension or ingenuousness, this documentary depicts the very real darkness of lives beyond nightly TV News or self-congratulatory Special Projects.
Peruvian born Corcuera takes viewers on a journey to the 'back of the world,' where the voiceless outcast and poor on the planet are given the stage to speak.
But the power of these [subjects] is obscured by the majority of the film that shows a stationary camera on a subject that could be mistaken for giving a public oration, rather than contributing to a film's narrative.
An extraordinary documentary that poignantly engages our sense of justice and spurs us on to a fresh sense of our unity with all suffering people.
What the film lacks in general focus it makes up for in compassion, as Corcuera manages to find the seeds of hope in the form of collective action.
La Espalda del Mundo. It's an evocative title that reinforces the second-class citizenship of director Javier Corcuera's documentary subjects.
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