La Cerca | 2014
An elderly Mexican man recounts a vivid memory of his youth: The year was 1959 when 17-year-old Niño arrived in California from Mexico to live with his father on a cattle ranch in the rural coastal Santa Lucia Mountains. Working tedious hours as a ranch-hand, Niño found himself trapped within the confines of a barbed wire world. That was, until a cow broke free from the herd and discovered an opening in the fence. Niño tracked the cow across the fence-line and into the wild unknown. Niño's discovery of the unexplored world beyond the barbed wire fence changed his life forever.