Video: ‘I’ve never been afraid’: Director, recently slain, talks about filming El Salvador’s gangs


Photographer and filmmaker Christian Poveda was shot dead in El Salvador Sept. 2, 2009. He spent more than 16 months, every day, with the mara gangs of San Salvador to make the 2009 documentary “La Vida Loca.”

This is footage from an interview conducted by the Los Angeles Times’ Deborah Bonello with Poveda a few months before his death. It took place in Mexico City on April 1.

— Deborah Bonello in Mexico City for the Los Angeles Times