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Crips and Bloods : made in America

Author: Stacy PeraltaSam GeorgeBaron DavisKamasi WashingtonForest Whitaker; et al; All authors
Publisher: Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this documentary film examines the conditions that have led to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles, and offers insight as to how this ongoing tragedy may possibly be resolved.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Interviews
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stacy Peralta; Sam George; Baron Davis; Kamasi Washington; Forest Whitaker; Balance Vector Productions.; Verso Entertainment.; Bullfrog Films.; et al
ISBN: 1594588538 9781594588532
OCLC Number: 316880607
Language Note: Subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Notes: Includes original and classroom (bleeped) versions of the film.
Special features: The making of Crips and Bloods (27:04) ; Slavery (4:50) ; Conditioning (5:33) ; The penal system (2:01) ; Thoughts on fatherhood (5:44) ; Thoughts on shame and self-hatred (5:06) ; Thoughts on violence (4:01) ; Gangsta rap and the threat of gangs (3:08).
Scene selection index card inserted in container.
Credits: Director of photography, Tony Hardmon ; editor, T.J. Mahar ; original music, Kamasi Washington ; music performed by DJ Krush ; music by Matter.
Performer(s): Narrated by Forest Whitaker.
Description: 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, widescreen 1.85:1.
Contents: 1. Opening : the war zone (3:40) ; 2. Ron, Bird, Kumasi & the Slausons (4:04) ; 3. The LAPD (5:25) ; 4. The Watts riot (6:28) ; 5. The National Guard moves in (4:19) ; 6. Black power & the Civil Rights Era (4:42) ; 7. Birth of the Crips and Bloods (3:26) ; 8. Life in the hood (8:10) ; 9. Gangs and guns (5:12) ; 10. Deep history (3:52) ; 11. Deindustrialization follows WWII (3:55) ; 12. Crack & the disintegration of families (8:30) ; 13. Prison & the war on gangs (4:51) ; 14. The Rodney King riots (3:27) ; 15. The mothers (5:24) ; 16. Looking to the future (7:17) ; 17. Credits (5:40).
Other Titles: Made in America
Responsibility: Bullfrog Films presents ; [co-production of Balance Vector Productions and Verso Entertainment] ; written by Stacy Peralta & Sam George ; directed by Stacy Peralta ; a film by Stacy Peralta ; produced by Baron Davis ... [et al.].
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With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this documentary film examines the conditions that have led to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles, and offers insight as to how this ongoing tragedy may possibly be resolved.

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Crips and Bloods: Made in America

(EMRO user published 2009-07-31 ) Very Good Permalink
Crips and Bloods: Made in America is a powerful piece that attempts to demystify gang culture, without sugar coating the surrounding issues or downplaying the extreme violence. While certainly about money, power, drugs, gang life, as exemplified by the Bloods and Crips, it is also about family...
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