- Directed By
- Nic Santana
- English, Spanish (English Subtitles)
- 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?