La vida loca

La vida loca

           La vida loca – The death Gang (DVD)
               Genre: Documentary
               South America, Gang, Crime, El Salvador
  The gang is their family, the street their home: in the slums of San Salvador, capital of the Central American nation of El Salvador, young people are very early in contact with murder and manslaughter. Born into a misery, they hardly find the way out to a better life. Quite the opposite – boys and girls themselves with an early so-called Mara gangs, the brutal and cold-blooded war with each other. “Kill to live, live to kill” is a motto that describes their mentality pretty well. In the midst of the dangerous road of war in the slums Soyapango the Algerian documentary filmmaker Christian Poveda has fallen. His extraordinary film La vida loca – The death of course documented with an impressive close to a lot of emotion and everyday life in the “Mara 18″, which is one of the most brutal and most dangerous gangs in Latin America. They are recognized by their tattoos: on the upper body, arms and even in the face is the “18” engraved forever. Their future is either in prison or death and that is what leads us Poveda ago in his film again and again his eyes. It begins with a funeral, grieving women and hate-filled young men, who are quickly to avenge the death of her “brother”. A death toll leads inevitably to one side of a murder on the other side. This is the rival Mara MS “. Both gangs hate each other – there is neither ideological nor religious reasons that could explain the struggle that had its roots in the slums of the Hispanic “has barrios in Los Angeles. At least two deaths per month, plunging the community permanently in mourning. The situation seems hopeless, powerless, the police and the army does not exist. Only one initiated by former gang members rehabilitation project takes young people off the street and gives them a job in a bakery. But even this glimmer of hope at some point burst like a soap bubble. saw If City of God / Cidade de Deus by Fernando Meirelles, can imagine the level of violence that shows us Poveda in its documentation. Painful, disturbing images here. A film that gets under your skin and still working on it. While Meirelles wanted to make his feature film with amateur actors from the favelas as much authenticity as possible, Povedas pictures first hand. Just as he has experienced it and as we can sympathize as a spectator. No one here plays a character who all play themselves as “Little is Crazy”, which occurred with eleven from school and 14 in the corridor. Or “El Bambam, father of three children by three different women, living alternately in freedom on parole or behind bars. “La Chucky,” which carries a 18 on the forehead, is grown in the orphanage, a place to live in the now even her two children. Because they had a murder while in prison. Excerpts from biographies that outdo each other in sadness. The world of organized crime is, tragically, also the director himself fell victim. On 2 September 2009 in El Salvador Poveda was lured into an ambush and killed. The film was already completed at this time to celebrate his triumph at festivals around the globe. 16 months had lived, the filmmaker and journalist in the Mara gangs and learn what it means to live in this hopeless society. Already in the eighties he traveled dangerous areas of El Salvador to work with photos and videos to make to the violence of Latin America closely. His photos published in international magazines like Star and Time and established him as one of the most courageous photojournalists of his generation. La vida loca with he leaves behind a shocking artistic legacy. (Katrin Knauth)
  Title: La vida loca – The death Gang (DVD) Original Title: La vida loca Country of production: France, Spain, Mexico Production year: ( #) 2008 Length: 90 (Min.) Published at: Ascot Elite Home Entertainment format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 2.0, German, Spanish EAN: 7613059801134 Extras: Interviews, Trailer, Clip: Reporters Without Borders

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