This short, poetic, documentary provides a glimpse into a little known subculture in East LA. Produced as part of a series titled, Marc Jacobs Tribes, by i-D, the film is about the lifestyle of young Latinos keeping the pachuco style alive.
"My grandfather, he raised me as if I was in the '50s. Fixing up his cars. Listening to oldies. And I choose this lifestyle to honor my grandfather."
Lucha Libre's history dates back to the 1800's and its influence is now widespread, especially in the United States. The Bronx Wrestling Federation is home to one of the biggest and most active communities of masked Mexican-style luchadores in the US. This short Vice documentary is a peak behind the costumes and masks, and reveals why luchadores do what they do.
"The Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade, a new generation of women of color in East Los Angeles, confronts the violence in their lives, redefines identity, and build community by putting their feminist ideals in motion with raucous, irreverent activism."
There are various tools individuals can use to preserve their culture. For Mapuche, that tool is hip-hop. This rapper raised in Santiago, Chile uses hip-hop to help keep the indigenous Mapuche peoples language, Mapudungun, alive. The Mapuche people, which translates into people of the earth, are an indigenous group from southern Chile.
"What we are doing is reclaiming our language"