Midnight in Juarez is a fascinating short documentary directed by filmmaker Danny Lee for Red Bull. It tells the story of the Hardpop Bundesbar, an international nightlife destination in the heart of the former murder capital of the world: Juarez, Mexico.
“I didn’t want to go, I thought Juarez was still a shooting gallery,” says Lee on his website. “But after long discussions and research, I came to find out the ultra violence that plagued the city had come to pass … when I met the people of Juarez, that’s when it all clicked. They are a warm people who just want to dispel the terrible reputation their city has, which ultimately reflects on them.”
Watch the documentary in its entirety above to see just how true that statement is.
(Hit the “CC” button for English subtitles.)