Join four friends on a mind-broadening odyssey to Latin America, with acclaimed graffiti artist Blu. With a penchant for drawing and public art, Blu started painting walls around his native Bologna in 2000. His pieces often cover entire sides of building -- most recently the Tate Modern. In the fall of 2006, Blu, joined by filmmaker Lorenzo Fonda, and two friends documented an unscripted trip across South and Central America. They entitled the project: Megunica. It's a combination road trip, cultural exchange, street art exploration, and animated journey designed to stimulate the senses. Blu's artistic endeavors lead him through MExico, GUatemala, NIcaragua, Costa Rica and Argentina-- hence the acronym "Megunica". With local guides and street artists leading the way, Blu creates his art far from the terrain of the average tourist, but close to the hearts of the people.
This film originally aired as part of Doc-Debut, a series on Link TV highlighting unique and groundbreaking international documentary films. Each week features the US television premiere of a new foreign doc, offering American audiences unprecedented perspectives on world events and culture, as seen through the eyes of individuals across the globe. The series also provides a unique outlet for films by independent directors and producers to reach a much wider international audience.