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Iqui Balam: a gang acts for the community

Tape number: 373

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Type of production: Short Documentary

Subject: Adolescent Development & Participation, HIV/AIDS

Audience: Youth ages 13-18, General audience

Production year: 2001

Duration: 9 minutes

Language versions: English, French, Spanish

Countries: Guatemala

Producer: UNICEF

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Summary: In this video, shot and edited in a youthful, dynamic style, viewers are introduced to Iqui Balam, a theater group in Guatemala composed mostly of ex-gang members. Performing plays based on their personal experiences with violence in a violent country, they seek to offer kids an alternative to gang life. As told through the eyes of one of its senior members, Julio, we see Iqui Balam perform and work in poor barrios on the outskirts of Guatemala City and teach theater to children in area schools.

Price: $500 Beta, $500 VHS

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