Friday, May 25, 2007

Hijos de la Guerra



The plague of the gang Mara Salvatrucha is the subject of a new feature length documentary film titled Hijos de la Guerra (Children of the War). From the film's web site:
Hijos de la Guerra tells the story of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), an international Hispanic street gang founded by Salvadoran civil war refugees, which the U.S government singles out as the fastest-growing and most violent gang in the country. The film explores the individual motivations behind gang membership and the ensuing explosion of fratricidal violence, as well as the complex role of social and government policy in attempting to contain and yet unintentionally encouraging the
spread of the gang.

4 comments:

Marek said...

hi,
what is the best way I could get to the movie? It doesn't seem like something that I could see in cinema...I'd really like to see it.

Anonymous said...

Please stop saying this Gangs come from El Salvador, you need to study your History. This Gang members were iniciated in L.A. by Chicanos "Mexican American", Then salvadoreans formed their Gang to defend themself from others, All this missed undersatnding through the Media and everywhere else is driving our Country Mad. I'm Originaly from El Salvador, I'm 34 and I was in El Salvador during the Civil War, after the War was over there was Peace. And this MS-13 and stupid Gang names that appear on the media; iniciated in L.A. By CHICANOS "MEXICAN AMERICAN"............

KNOW YOUR HISTORY BEFORE POSTING.

Anonymous said...

All this Gang started in the USA, by "Mexican Americans" in L.A.

All this people are doing is blaming our Country, All this members are from all over the continent.
And truth is that all this Gang members are un educated with low income and ignorant minds.
Selfish people that need be in Jail.

Anonymous said...

WE R RUNNIG SHYT ROUND HERE MS ALL DAY SALVATRUCHOS ALL DAY CAHVALAS GET THE FUKK OUT 13'S POPPIN 18'S DROPPING MS 13 ALL DAY YA HERD