Christian Poveda, also known as Christian Gregorio Poveda Ruiz (January 12, 1957, in Algiers, Algeria – September 2, 2009, in [1 ] Tonacatepeque, El Salvador) was a Hispanic- French photojournalist and a film director.
exiled Spanish parents in Algeria, he went to France with his family in 1961/2. He was assassinated in El Salvador, probably by a member of a mara. [2 ] [3 ]
La vida Loca [ edit ]
La vida Loca is a documentary filmed by Poveda in El Salvador about the life of local gangs.
For 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 in September 2008.
Christian Poveda was
shot to death in Tonacatepeque, El Salvador on September 2, 2009. He was 52 years old. [1 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b Obituary: Christian Poveda
^ Asesinan a documentalista que retrató pandillas (Spanish)
^ Adams, Guy. "Did film director die for his art?", , Sept. 4, 2009 The Independent
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