Acapulco is a destination for pedophiles in search of vulnerable children. Meet the street kids whose testimonies led to the arrests of 18 men.
Acapulco has long been a glamorous travel destination. In recent years, it has also become a paradise for pedophiles. In 2003, 9 Americans and 3 Canadians were arrested in Acapulco in a police crackdown on child prostitution. Filmmaker Diego Briceño-Orduz, went to Acapulco to meet some of the street kids who fell victim to the arrested 'sex tourists'. He discovered that the story of the kids, the police and the accused pedophiles was more complicated than it seemed. His feature length documentary Souvenir Kids produced by Périphéria Productions takes us to the streets of Acapulco, where the souvenirs that are bought and sold are not just postcards and trinkets, but the dignity and self-esteem of children living at the edge of society.
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