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This is an award-winning documentary about Mexico City workers building a gigantic freeway, known as 'El Segundo Piso' (the second floor), a project with the potential to transform the lives of the city, its landscape and its inhabitants. The film draws on the harsh social conditions experienced by the eclectic group of workers, but it's the rich diversity of their personalities that really comes through, in particularly unpleasant ways in the case of one individual. We feel the physical and emotional toil inflicted on the workers, as well as their quiet survival and dignity. With access to every aspect of their lives, the film culminates in an extraordinary six-minute helicopter shot of the vast state project which these people have dedicated everything to, revealing the human reality behind it.
E means that the film's distributor believes the film to be 'exempt' from a BBFC age rating. E certificate films are often designed to inform, educate or instruct.
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