Punk was invented by girls

Dir. Nico Casavecchia x Martin Allais
with Rosario Dawson
Atlas V x Arte x 1st Ave Machine x Fauns
With Rosario Dawson

BattleScar follows a year in the life of Lupe, A Puerto Rican-American living in late 1970’s New York City. The film utilises Lupe’s handwritten journal to guide us through her experiences spanning across a the year 1978 as she meets Debbie, another runaway kid living in the city. Debbie will introduce Lupe to the Punk scene of the Bowery and expose her to the secret worlds co-existing in the Lower East Side in the late 70’s. BattleScar is a coming of age drama that explores the theme of identity through the use of animation and immersive environments in virtual reality.

“We are both Latin American immigrants. After decades of living outside our countries we know that experiencing a different culture, every day, is a constant reminder of the particularities of your own identity. It forces you to observe your transformations and test your openness to the host country. We created BattleScar as a platform to discuss the tension between our back- grounds, the place we choose to live in and how that results in our understanding of ourselves.”

- Nico x Martin