The most striking thing to me about Tijuana was how different it was from San Diego as soon as you cross the border. There are little shantytowns just a few miles away from multi-million dollar houses in SD. It's a place where human and drug trafficking exists, where gang influence is a very real thing for youth, and people in poverty and illness are just thrown away. In particular, it was eye-opening for me to see the condition of migrants and deportees who had been working in the states and deported. Many of them just wanted to work to provide for their families. In Missouri undocumented workers are often used for political goals but people never experience the humanity of the situation.
Here are my favorites from when I wasn't in video mode. We mostly shot video so I ended up not having that many still images. Our doc will take several forms for SOS, so I will link to edited versions of the stories we heard when we are done!