Director Raquel Cepeda‘s latest documentary, La Madrina: The
Savage Life of Lorine Padilla, is an homage to the life of now-activist/grandmother, former “First Lady” of the Savage Skulls (The Skulls) gang. From humble beginnings, Padilla has been a mother figure in the South Bronx.
In La Madrina, we see Padilla fighting for visibility in an ever changing community. Padilla exists in multiple worlds based on her connections to her past, her family, and her community. With access to personal archives from the 1980s , the film takes us on a journey that spans decades of Bronx history, activism, and resilience through Padilla’s own life experience.READ MORE