From surface appearances, Intimidad is an exceedingly modest affair. Filmmakers David Redmon and Ashley Sabin, who also made the well-received Kamp Katrina, followed a young married couple for four years as they diligently worked to save up enough money to make a down payment on a piece of land they could call their own. If they lived in the United States, Camilo and Cecy might be described as living the American dream. Their story is more universal, however; like people everywhere, they simply want to provide for themselves while maintaining their personal dignity.
Camilo and Cecy are both 21 years of age and have an infant daughter named Loida. They are living in Reynosa, Mexico, across the border from McAllen, Texas. Reynosa is primarily a factory town with a population of half a million people, and both Camilo and Cecy are gainfully employed. Camilo works assembling fire hydrants for Wisconsin-based Johnson Controls, while Cecy makes bras for Victoria's Secret. (She gets paid about 18 cents per bra.) Together, they bring in about $500 per month, but expenses eat up most of that, leaving only $15 that they can put aside for their future home. It's not like they're splurging on anything -- they don't even have electricity, spending their evenings and early mornings illuminated only by the dim flames of candles.