Quietly observing, a camera immerses itself in one of the busiest and noisiest streets in Mexico City’s historical center. It watches as a street sweeper, a pineapple vendor, a bartender at an illegal underground bar, and many other characters who work and live on the street go about their day.
This close look at the eponymous López Street in Mexico City’s Centro Histórico zeroes in on its street corners and the people that work there. Focusing on a 100-meter radius with an ethnographic eye, the drama of life of the street makes for pure cinema.
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