"He’s a sweet-potato vendor, a longstanding figure in Mexico City’s populous community of itinerant street salesmen. And all we can hear of him is his signature call, several times throughout the film: a steam whistle that soars to a high-pitched scream and then tapers off, in pitch and volume, until it fades into some kind of mournful death. It may be one of the most doleful sounds I’ve ever heard, evoking longing and sorrow, opportunities squandered, love lost." says @kirksemple about the "minor but crucial" character in Roma. "So damn melancholy,” said Alfonso Cuarón.
We spent a brief moment with @alfonsocuaron walking the streets of his native Roma Sur neighborhood a couple of weeks ago. Read the full story @nytimes - link in bio.
Last week, members of the migrant caravan, which now consists of nearly five thousand people, met to choose a final destination for the group. Tijuana was considered the safest possibility—the route skirts territory controlled by violent cartels—but it was also the farthest away. And because C.B.P. agents have, for months, been turning away asylum seekers at official ports of entry, the city itself poses a number of dangers. “There are over a thousand asylum seekers waiting at the port of entry right now,” the director of the Border Rights Project at Al Otro Lado said. “When the caravan arrives, we’re going to be in a real crisis.” Click the link in our bio to read @jonathanblitzer on the manufactured crisis at the U.S. border. Photograph by @adrianazehbrauskas for TNY. #shotoniphone#iphonexsmax
A water truck provided a much needed relief from the sweltering heat and exhaustion yesterday in Arriaga, Chiapas. The migrant caravan keeps moving north.
Read our first dispatch @newyorkermag - link in bio. Second dispatch coming soon.
Carolina, 27, con su hija Marangeli,4 y sobrina Janel, 3 meses. Catarina viaja desde Honduras con más 8 miembros de su familia. “It’s very stressful to wait for what we don’t know”. They have been waiting by the side of the road for 4 hours for a ride to their next stop, Arriaga, 100 km to the north. #migrantscaravan#honduras#chiapas#shotoniphone#onassignment#thenewyorker