Maras, la Vida y la Muerte Pintada en la Piel

Alejandro Zapico, Alfredo Manríquez. 2006. Spain, Guatemala. vo Spanish. 28’

Groups of the young urban gang members known as Maras control the streets of Guatemala. There are currently an estimated 175.000 "Mareros" in the country today, and the numbers keep growing. Unemployment, alienation and a lack of affection are driving more and more children young people to join these groups (most which engage in criminal activity) in search of support.