Piel Marcada


Christian Wyss & Franziska Engelhardt

There is no war – nevertheless, Central America has the highest homicide rate in the world. Gangs known as the Maras terrorise the populace. The film embarks on a road trip to explore the phenomenon of violence in Guatemala, Honduras and in El Salvador, portraying the brutal realities on various levels: the source of the violence, those who orchestrate it and those who suffer because of it. An informant working for the police offers rare insight into the phenomenon: he explains everyday life, structures and the Maras’ actions with dreadful ease. 

Original title: PIEL MARCADA

Production: Christian Wyss & Franziska Engelhardt

Nationality: Switzerland

Year of production: 2013

Running time: 52'

Language: Spanish


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