Beginning in cramped trailers rattling along the highway from Northern Florida to Louisville, Kentucky, Luisa, Emiliano, and Beto watch over the wind that blows across the manes of the horses next to them. The Kentucky Derby season is about to begin, their most important competition.

Backside exalts the expertise of the underrecognized migrant workers behind the Kentucky Derby, the most famous horse race in the world. Following a racing season from beginning to end, this observational film reveals a web of class, labor, and human-animal dependency.

Director | Gabriella Garcia-Pardo