18 With A Bullet : Welcome To The Gang

Directed by Ricardo Pollack

IWC Media for BBC/PBS

3 × 60 min DSR

2007 Winner Golden Eagle Award
2007 Winner Insight Award


In San Salvador, a gang known as “18” governs its territory like an armed militia. In the mid 1990s, thousands of Salvadoran nationals living illegally in the U.S. were deported to their homeland. Some brought L.A. gang culture back with them to a country beset by poverty and awash in arms. 18 is helping to make El Salvador one of the most violent and crime-ridden countries in the world. “18 with a Bullet” presents a chilling portrait of six months in the life of this notorious Central American gang.