Thursday, April 19, 2012 · The New School · New York

la vida loca


The OLA Student Group


Documentary by Christian Poveda

Visceral and gripping, LA VIDA LOCA chronicles the stark reality of the life of Mara 18 gang members in San Salvador’s bleakest barrio of La Campanera.

Captured in extreme detail, French journalist Christian Poveda follows the story of the Mara 18 as the mareros struggle with life on the streets, the police and themselves.

Poveda’s LA VIDA LOCA goes beyond voyeurism by boldly depicting the violence they face and delivering a scathing portrayal of the social negligence that produced them.

Introduction and Discussion
Tomás Ayuso
Research Fellow, Latin America, NORIA
MA International Affairs, The New School


Thursday April 19, 2012, 8:00pm
Room 1009, 6 East 16th Street
New York, NY
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Viewer discretion is advised: Violence, nudity, and strong language


The program is supported by the JULIEN J. STUDLEY FOUNDATION


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