Jesus Combat

A slum called Calvario shows everydays effort made to survive in a ghetto. Collecting rubbish, get high by sniffing glue and watch out for not to get shot dead by El Sheriff, who is "Mano Negra" (The Black Hand), an illegal authority who has control over the ghetto. Theft, drug abuse, being out of work never let these people jump off the ghetto misery and stop being a second category citizen in the rigid catholic society of Colombia. Although missionary organizations help, in the name of Jesus Crist of course, to survive to the ghetto dwellers, there seemed to be no hope for the future.

Photostory from Cali (Colombia) by Jan Sochor.

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