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September 14, 2018

City Of Ghosts directed by Gene Owens

THIS FILM SCREENS IN BLOCK 9

THE COACHELLA LIBRARY
1500 Sixth Street
Coachella, CA 92236
Sunday, October 14th
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Synopsis

LA based band Faithless Town unveil the music video for their latest track, “City Of Ghosts”.

“City Of Ghosts” tells the story of a man that is deported to Mexico after spending the majority of his life in America. Separated from his daughter and family who are back in The U.S., he finds himself sequestered in Tijuana, a stranger in a strange land.

Told through a first person narrative, the song explores the hot-button issue of immigration by telling the story of a man that is deported to Mexico after spending the majority of his life in America. Separated from his daughter and family who are back in The U.S., he finds himself sequestered in Tijuana, a stranger in a strange land.

The song was written by Faithless Town frontman, Gene Owens. Owens was compelled to write the song after reading a news article about a recently deported man who had lived in the United States since he was 8, and who now finds the suddenness of being uprooted and dropped in Tijuana overwhelming.

“He has no ties to Mexico. He’s lived most of his life in The U.S. That’s where his friends and family are, and then suddenly he’s arrested and dropped into a foreign place and separated from everyone he loves. I found the story heartbreaking and I felt the need to put it into a song. It’s an important story that needs to be told and especially right now, at a time when immigrants are being demonized by those in power for political gain.”