Directed By
Nic Santana
Runtime
Country
USA
Completed
2016
Language
English, Spanish (English Subtitles)
Category
Documentary Short

Soy Chingon aka I'm A Badass

“Soy Chingon aka I’m a Bad Ass,” is a documentary-short that explores the meaning and the origin of Mexico’s favorite swear word, chingar. The film follows the filmmaker from an L.A. Mexican neighborhood, to New York, and back to Mexico City.

It includes interviews from his mother’s neighbor, to a NY-based DJ, and a professor from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Although the film has a comedic tone, it seriously examines the origin of the word, and indirectly asks: what is a Mexican?

Screens as part of WTF?!.

Friday, July 15 at 10:00PM in DeBoest Lecture Hall Saturday, July 23 at 1:00PM in DeBoest Lecture Hall