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.
Friday, May 25, 2007
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: