/Welcome to Col. Libertad/

Welcome to Colonia Libertad,2008 (Video, 6:28 min.)

A promotional video for a plaster figurine sold by souvenir vendors at the border and other “curio” shops in Tijuana, it uses images of Colonia Libertad in opposition to promotional audio from a documentary of the creation of the Statue of Liberty and its geographical location: Liberty Island and Ellis Island.

Colonia Libertad is Tijuana’s oldest neighborhood, and one of the few urban settlements demarcated by a metal fence and under constant surveillance by the US border patrol, as it has historically been a place of illegal entry into the U.S.

Video 6:28