A portrait of punk culture in Mexico City by Los Angeles-based filmmaker John Merizalde (previously featured here). While the emergence of the British subculture within Latin American countries may seem unusual, to Merizalde the thriving scene makes a lot of sense given the socio-economic struggles faced by many of the people there:

“It’s not just about the music or fashion. I think part of the reason you see punk more prominently here is because Mexicans, in general, are more socially conscious of corruption and work together in more collectivist ways to combat it. To the punks in Mexico, the scene is way more than just aesthetics. It’s a support system for the working class.”

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