The American carnival industry’s labor struggles are showcased by a carnival owner, a labor recruiter, and two workers from Tlapacoyan, Mexico.
Latin American immigrants seek community in a large, impersonal city.
David Riker (born 1963) is an American filmmaker. He was born in Boston, and at the age of four, his family moved to Brussels, Belgium, where he attended a French-speaking school. In 1973, at the age of 10, his family moved to London where he studied at The American School. Riker is a graduate of New York University's Graduate Film School where, in 1992, he made… Show more his first fictional film, The City (which became The Puppeteer story in the feature The City (La Ciudad). The short received critical acclaim and, among other accolades, won the Gold Medal for Dramatic Film at the Student Academy Awards and the Student Film Award from the Directors Guild of America. He is best known for his award-winning film The City (La Ciudad), a neo-realist film about the plight of Latin American immigrants living in New York City. Show less
The City (La Ciudad), David Riker's critically acclaimed program, is a collection of stories about the love, hope, loss, and dreams of Latin American immigrants living in New York City. Set in the present day, The City (La Ciudad) takes us inside this community of newcomers, creating a powerful and incisive drama about the loneliness, displacement, and economic hardship which they face in the new and unfamiliar world of the city.