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Hijos de la guerra

Alexandre Fuchs

European premiere

Eye-opening documentary about the founding, functioning and fight against Mara Salvatrucha, generally considered the most dangerous gang of the United States and Central America.

According to founders of the gang, who have since become respectable heads of families, the roots of Mara Salvatrucha (also known as MS13) lie in the Salvadorian civil war. Interviews with ex-members, experts and crime fighters are intercut with archive and recent film material of gang activities. Hijos de la Guerra reveals the complex situation of the fastest growing gang of North and Central America, with a current membership of 100,000. Both the American and Salvadorian governments take relentless action against Mara Salvatrucha. Their approach, duped 'Súper Duro Mano', has contrary results.


United States 2007, 81 min.


Spoken language: Spanish, English

Subtitles: English

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