La espalda del mundo (The Back of the World) (2002)




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This documentary looks at "the back of the world": small children working as quarrymen in Peru, Kurdish political refugees from Turkey, and families and inmates awaiting the end on Mississippi's Death Row.
Art House & International , Documentary
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Critic Reviews for La espalda del mundo (The Back of the World)

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

An unflinching look at the world's dispossessed.

June 27, 2002
New York Post
Top Critic

What saves this deeply affecting film from being merely a collection of wrenching cases is Corcuera's attention to detail.

Full Review… | May 24, 2002
Village Voice
Top Critic

The misery of these people becomes just another voyeuristic spectacle, to be consumed and forgotten.

May 24, 2002
New York Times
Top Critic

Without preaching, pretension or ingenuousness, this documentary depicts the very real darkness of lives beyond nightly TV News or self-congratulatory Special Projects.

Full Review… | August 22, 2003
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

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.

June 1, 2002
WBAI Web Radio

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.

Full Review… | May 27, 2002
Apollo Guide

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