Hot Dogs on a Tricycle
Released May 2019
Marcos del Villar
Each year, hundreds of thousands of people flee the violence in the Northern Triangle countries. When families first arrive in Mexico to seek safety, they are faced with many challenges. Among them, their lack of access to basic rights. This film portrays the story of Mario, a 17 year old El Salvadorian boy, who after an extremely difficult and exhausting journey to fight for his dignity, was able to rebuild his life after successfully obtaining the refugee status in Mexico.
In Support of
Film’s Impact Goal
To scale refugee legal empowerment programs
May 2019 — Present
For every $1 invested in Hot Dogs on a Tricycle's production, Asylum Access received $4
Amount generated in donations for Asylum Access by people who watched the film
Companies that joined Asylum Access' Hospitality Route Program
Number of refugee families Hot Dogs on a Tricycle has helped in finding safety and accessing their rights.
Since the release of the film in May 2019, the impact produced has been achieved through a few events and digital communications. Asylum Access is preparing a campaign which will escalate the film’s impact and continue to make human rights a reality for refugees.
The film also helped to initiate conversation in Asylum Access about the importance and power of communication, especially visual communication, as well as the importance of putting the human stories of their clients at the center of how they present themselves.
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