• Starting May 17th on Amazon Prime and Claro Video, Izzi and Total Play; in addition to the international projection on continental flights of the airline Aeroméxico.

The documentary feature “Desde La Esquina ”, directed by Omar Millán and Mario Genel produced in Tijuana tells the story of the boxing coach Rómulo Quirarte and will reach digital platforms thanks to Cinépolis Distribución, a branch of the company entertainment that serves as the launch vehicle for the best Mexican cinema proposals, being one of the main distributors of Mexican films nationally and internationally, said the Baja Film Commissioner of the Ministry of Economy and Innovation (SEI).

During a press conference in which the President of the Tijuana Tourism and Conventions Committee (COTUCO) was also present; coach Rómulo Quirarte and his son Rómulo Quirarte Guzmán, it was explained that the film portrays the story of Quirarte who turned an entire generation of fighters into world champions and elite boxers at the end of the 20th century, who laid the foundation for the city that It was considered the capital of boxing in Mexico.

The film was officially selected to compete as best documentary at the Montreal Independent Film Festival (2021) and the San Diego Latino Film Festival (2022), the commissioner said. The hour and a half long documentary features the participation of Marina Viruete, editor; Ramón Amezcua “Bostich” (Colectivo Nortec), original music; Pablo Lach, sound editing; Edward Coward, narration; Édgar A. Reyes “UNDO”, art design; Alexis Rodil (El Taller), colorist; Omar Millán, script, production and direction; Rómulo Quirarte Guzmán, producer; and Mario Genel as director and producer. “From the Corner” had the support of several sponsoring companies such as Lechería Jersey, Calimax and Coatl Café.

Coach Rómulo Quirarte is one of the architects of this boxing mecca from his gym in the Crea sports unit, a boxing club that has been a social purgatory throughout the forty years that the coach has been in charge. “I thank for this tribute but above all for allowing us the opportunity to show the world another side of this border city,” said the coach.

“Desde La Esquina” will be available starting May 17th through the Amazon Prime Video and Claro Video platforms for purchase and rental, as well as on Izzi and Totalplay only for rental. Starting June 1st, it can also be seen in the entertainment center on board all Aeroméxico continental flights.

Omar Millán, who was also at the presentation, commented: "We are very proud of this work that we did with pure talent from the region. In addition to telling the story of one of the best boxing coaches in Mexico, we expose how the border managed to become in a world boxing mecca".