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El Salvador [videorecording] : children of a rape / Journeyman Pictures (Firm)
Alternate Title Children of a rape [videorecording]
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, c2013
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  HV6439.S2 E5 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Deviant behavior
Organized crime
Social control
Subject El Salvador
Latin America
Subject(s) Educational films
Documentary films
Physical Description 1 videodisc (66 min.) : sd., col
Note - System Details DVD
Credits Written, produced & directed by Yorgos Avgeropoulos
Contents El Salvador's Gang Warfare (2:51) -- El Salvador's 18 (1:22) -- Kill or Be Killed (3:36) -- Premise of El Salvador's Gang Violence (2:31) -- At the Frontlines of Gang Warfare (2:10) -- Charging Gang "Rent" (0:53) -- Attempting to Resist Gang "Rent" (2:00) -- Gang Income (1:47) -- "Multinational" Gangs (0:33) -- Using a Military Philosophy in Gang War (2:40) -- Gang Initiation (2:09) -- El Salvador's Brutal Civil War (Graphic) (4:20) -- Fleeing El Salvador's Civil War (1:12) -- Origin of El Salvador's Gangs (1:38) -- Beginnings of Mexican-Central American Rivalry in L.A. (1:56) -- Children of War (2:15) -- Post-War El Salvador: a Broken Society (3:28) -- Finding Family in Gangs (2:45) -- A Gamble with Death (2:20) -- Gang Vengeance on Civilians (1:39) -- Operation "Hard Hand" (2:30) -- Unconstitutional Laws and Police Harassment (2:00) -- A System Failing its Youth (2:04) -- Gangs vs. Government: Who is Responsible? (2:32) -- Symbols and Stories (2:57) -- Marrying into the Gang (1:07) -- Death Squad Revival (2:37) -- No Exit from the Gang (1:54) -- Hope for El Salvador's Youth (1:58) -- Credits: El Salvador: Children of a Rape (1:53)
Summary The infamous 18 are El Salvador's biggest gang. The members battle with the rival MS13 for control of the drug market. They charge rent to local businesses and kill those who don't pay. They are teenagers, the orphans of civil war, born in the heat of battle and unfazed by death. MS13 and the 18 together form the world's biggest multinational gang. Padre, a local priest says, "If Christ had been born here he'd have been high-risk ... born poor and with a 90 percent chance of going into a gang." Here is a fascinating insight into the gang warfare that ravages El Salvador
Interest Grade Level 12 & up
Note Viewer discretion is advised
Title from distributor's description
Alternate Author Avgeropoulos, Yorgos
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Films Media Group
Journeyman Pictures (Firm)

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