(CBS Native)– There was loads of dialogue during the last 4 years about life close to the U.S./Mexico border and the border wall, however there was little or no consideration paid to the one skilled sports activities crew that performs on either side of the border.
Director Andrew Glazer tells the story of the a binational baseball crew from the Mexican Baseball League referred to as the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos in his new Showtime Sports activities documentary “Bad Hombres,” which premieres Sunday, October 16 at 9pm EST. The mission took Glazer on the journey of a lifetime and he’s excited for viewers to study what life is definitely like on the border.
“The general public making an attempt to return into the U.S. are households and youngsters making an attempt to flee horrible violence in Central America,” stated Glazer, in an interview with CBS Native’s DJ Sixsmith. “That story has been instructed, so what I wished to do was present individuals in a means that I assumed could be relatable to what life is like on the border. What life is like on these two sides and the way interconnected they’re. The factor that struck me to be trustworthy is that originally in Laredo, Texas was how pervasive Spanish is spoken.”
In his documentary, Glazer explores the lives of the gamers on the crew and the way their households take care of a schedule of over 120 video games within the Mexican Baseball League. Whereas Glazer’s movie dives into the political implications of getting a baseball crew in each Texas and Mexico, he says the gamers themselves largely ignored all the emotionally-charged rhetoric in regards to the border in the course of the grind of the season.
“Though my movie has an overarching political message, the gamers are usually not covertly or overtly political in any means,” stated Glazer. “They’re baseball gamers and they’re dwelling their lives and loads of them are attempting to make it to the majors and a few of them have been within the majors and are actually ending their careers. There wasn’t an entire lot of political discussions. Inherently, what made the crew fascinating is you had gamers from the U.S. who have been Anglo-American gamers and Mexican American gamers who had a special perspective. Then you definitely had Mexican gamers and a few Dominican gamers and Cuban and other people from in every single place else. There have been completely different languages and completely different views. Seeing how that developed over time was fairly fascinating.”
Watch “Unhealthy Hombres” on Showtime and the Showtime Anytime app.