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Andy Ward
Super Barrio on youtube
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La Vuelta Del Super Barrio
Back in the heady days of living, loving, and learning in London long before kids, garden sheds, and moving to Italy i made a short film. Which someone has just put up on youtube. God bless you stranger. I designed, co-wrote, and co-directed this 10 minute short with a good friend of mine video artist Bob Jaroc and production company Slinky Pictures. Super Barrio is a real life larger than life Mexican political activist, peoples hero, and over weight wrestler. He used the popular medium of wrestling in order to communicate his political ideas to the popular masses and give ground level support to the victims of the 1985 mexican earthquake.
In the end title sequence there are some interesting photos of Super Barrio kitted up in his wrestling costume in the presence of The likes of Fidel Castro and Noam Chomsky. The film is Spanish language with English subtitles and was voiced by Super Barrio himself. It contains actual audio recorded especially for your listening pleasure at genuine mexican wrestling matches. Apologies in advance for any foul mouthed wrestling fans that got past our Spanish phrase book knowledge of the language. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkLMIxV-wWg


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