pics by Christian Poveda.
La Vida Loca is a documentary filmed by Poveda in El Salvador about the life of local gangs. During 16 months Poveda filmed the marginal young people of El Salvador divided between two rival gangs, the Mara Salvatrucha and the 18th Street gang.
The hand-held camera focus on daily life in a base cell of one of the gigantic maras, the la Campanera X-18 clique,composed of fifty engaging adolescents and young adults with an average age of 16 to 18. The documentary was presented in the San Sebastián International Film Festival on September 2008.