The other war
They are tattooed, sometimes diabolical reasons. They are imprisoned. They are violent, the violence born of a social situation that has its roots in the extreme violence of the genocide perpetrated against the Maya by military dictatorships, answered with more violence, the army, police and mercenaries who kill.
These are the "maras", gangs of young people - often very young - that meet an impossible situation by an alternative method of organizing, in conjunction with all the legalities, linked to drug trafficking and prostitution, the handling of weapons, any abuse. They showed signs of recognition, identities they wear on the body and paint on the walls. They are aggressive and violent and at the same time, they live, feel, are in love.
They are victims and, seeing no way out, they are also victims. And they become desperately poignant, as moving as their actions are unjustifiable because they go straight into the wall and that life itself, the lives, like those of their people they can kill, no longer sense ...
Because he refuses to judge (by what right?) But would try to understand what is happening in a country where he feels more than sympathy, tenderness, since it was discovered there a decade-Plana Miquel Dewever accompanies situations, discreetly, modestly. These long trips, the alliance over time, the photographer brings back images without entertainment. A young couple kissing through the bars, extreme tenderness, the face of a young girl radiates beauty, the body of a young man reveals the reasons for sensuality with his tattoos. And also in the spotlight of the police, the locations of bullet holes punctuate the space, or reinvent, echoing the religious painting, a burial today.
All these crosses, weaves, reconstructs a world underpinned by violence, when you feel despairing that any would ask the youth to live. Why is it impossible?
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