El Gringo is part of The Point of View: An Anthology of the Moving Image Series.

El Gringo

October 1, 2013 - October 31, 2013

Fleckenstein Video Gallery

Mexico, 2003, by Francis Alÿs, 4:12 min.

Exploring issues such as xenophobia, the right to defend oneself, and immigration, Francis Alÿs illustrates how a stranger is received in a harsh and strongly territorialistic society. This work shows a deserted town taken over by wild dogs that ferociously defend their turf against trespassers.