Film Screening: Fruits of War
February 26, 2013 @ 6:00pm — Rausch Auditorium, McIntyre 003
Award-winning documentary Fruits of War follows four reformed gang members who escape to the U.S. as child refugees from El Salvador's bloody civil war. They settle in the tough east side of L.A. eventually becoming involved in street gangs. When they are deported back to El Salvador they discover a country ravaged by war, and face a new wave of violence as LA street gangs taking root in their homeland.
The Salvadorian government, with support from the U.S. begins a brutal crackdown on the gangs and these four men find themselves in the middle of a conflict eerily similar to the civil war.
Screening followed by conversation with Alex Sanchez, Civil Wars and the Formation of Central American Gangs in the US: Prevention, Intervention, and the Challenges Ahead
Contact: Multicultural Student Services
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