la vida loca

Unclassified 18+
Christian Poveda, 90 mins, Spain/Mexico/France, 2008, Spanish with English subtitles

la vida loca
La Vida Loca

This extraordinary documentary is a raw, non-judgmental and compassionate record of the maras, a group of youths similar to the gangs of Los Angeles who have spread terror throughout El Salvador.

For a year Christian Poveda's camera focuses on daily life in a cell of one of these gigantic maras, composed of fifty or so teenagers and young adults aged 16-18, whose only hope is to have a bit of fun before meeting an early death. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session.

Dates   Mon 6 Apr 2009, 6.45pm [Premiere]
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