Mexico, Central America.
· The war on drugs has failed, and its greatest victims are the innocent families caught up in the spiral of violence and fear it is causing.
· Among Mexico’s majority mestizo population, exploring the past and indigenous cultures provides inspiration to the new generation trying to escape the darker elements of modern society and create a new identity.
· Fantasy, whether through art or through romanticizing the past helps people keep hope in troubled times.
· Street art is valuable, both as a means of bringing joy to the most hostile places, and also as a means of transcending a culture that dictates that a thing is only worth what is paid for it.
· Hand-to-mouth travel offers a different kind of freedom and a deeper connection with the people of a country, but also can be seen as parasitic. The narrative explores this moral dilemma, and questions whether freedom must always come at the cost of others.