‘You Have Completely different Views And That’s Fairly Fascinating’: Director Andrew Glazer On Showtime Documentary ‘Dangerous Hombres’ About Binational Baseball Staff

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(CBS Native)– There was loads of dialogue over the past 4 years about life close to the U.S./Mexico border and the border wall, however there was little or no consideration paid to the one skilled sports activities crew that performs on each side of the border.

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Director Andrew Glazer tells the story of the a binational baseball crew from the Mexican Baseball League known as the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos in his new Showtime Sports activities documentary “Dangerous Hombres,” which premieres Sunday, October 16 at 9pm EST. The undertaking took Glazer on the journey of a lifetime and he’s excited for viewers to study what life is definitely like on the border.

“The general public attempting to return into the U.S. are households and kids attempting to flee horrible violence in Central America,” mentioned Glazer, in an interview with CBS Native’s DJ Sixsmith. “That story has been informed, so what I wished to do was present individuals in a manner that I assumed could be relatable to what life is like on the border. What life is like on these two sides and the way interconnected they’re. The factor that struck me to be sincere is that originally in Laredo, Texas was how pervasive Spanish is spoken.”

In his documentary, Glazer explores the lives of the gamers on the crew and the way their households take care of a schedule of over 120 video games within the Mexican Baseball League. Whereas Glazer’s movie dives into the political implications of getting a baseball crew in each Texas and Mexico, he says the gamers themselves largely ignored the entire emotionally-charged rhetoric concerning the border in the course of the grind of the season.

“Although my movie has an overarching political message, the gamers should not covertly or overtly political in any manner,” mentioned Glazer. “They’re baseball gamers and they’re residing their lives and a variety of them are attempting to make it to the majors and a few of them have been within the majors and are actually ending their careers. There wasn’t a complete lot of political discussions. Inherently, what made the crew fascinating is you had gamers from the U.S. who have been Anglo-American gamers and Mexican American gamers who had a unique perspective. Then you definately had Mexican gamers and a few Dominican gamers and Cuban and folks from in all places else. There have been totally different languages and totally different views. Seeing how that developed over time was fairly fascinating.”

Watch “Dangerous Hombres” on Showtime and the Showtime Anytime app.

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