12 minutes · 2018
Jale is Spanish for “pull”, but also is Chicano/Mexican slang for “work”. The title also refers to the push and pull of immigration that draws Mexicans to the U.S. This film is an attempt to create a metaphor of the experience of day laborers and the Chicano community through the eyes of a Mexican day laborer named Fulano. When Fulano is hired to dig a grave he learns about the duplicity of North American policies and attitudes towards undocumented labor.