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French documentary filmmaker murdered

Christian Poveda, the filmmaker behind the controversial doc La Vida Loca (Crazy Life), about a dangerous El Salvador gang, was found dead 10 miles outside of San Salvador. Poveda was apparently ambushed after leaving the territory of the gang, and shot in the head.
September 3, 2009

Christian Poveda, the filmmaker behind the controversial doc La Vida Loca (Crazy Life), about a dangerous El Salvador gang, was found dead 10 miles outside of San Salvador. Poveda was apparently ambushed after leaving the territory of the gang, and shot in the head.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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