Crips and Bloods [DVD] : made in America / Docurama Films ; Verso Entertainment & Balance Vector Productions present a Form production ; written by Stacy Peralta & Sam George ; directed by Stacy Peralta ; a film by Stacy Peralta ; produced by Baron Davis ... [et al.] ; Gang Documentary, LLC
DVD | Distributed by New Video | c2009.
Available at Midlothian DVD (DVD CRI)
1 videodisc (ca. 99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., NTSC.
Narrated by Forest Whitaker.
Director of photography, Tony Hardmon ; editor, T.J. Mahar ; original music, Kamasi Washington ; music performed by DJ Krush, Matter ; produced by Baron Davis, Dan Halsted, Stacy Peralta, JEss Dylan, Gus Roxburgh, Shaun Murphy, Cash Warren.
A cluster of neighborhoods lies in the heart of Southern California, streets that form a grid between concrete ribbons of freeway. Nearly a quarter of its young men will end up in prison. Many other will end up dead. These neighborhoods in South Los Angeles are home to two of the most infamous African-American gangs, the Crips and the Bloods. On these mean streets over the past 30 years, more than 15,000 people have been murdered in an ongoing cycle of gang violence that continues unabated. Here is where America's most bloody and costly outbreaks in civil unrest erupted - not once, but twice, 27 years and just three miles apart. Combines archival footage with in-depth interviews.
The war zone -- Ron, Bird, Kumasi, and the Slausons -- LAPD -- The Watts riot -- Black power & the civil rights era -- Birth of the Crips & the Bloods -- Life in the hood -- Gangs & guns -- Deep history -- Crack & the disintegration of families -- Prison & war on gangs -- The Rodney King riots -- The mothers -- Looking to the future.
Special features: The making of Crips and Bloods: made in America; deleted scenes; interviews with Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg.
Official selection of the Sundance Film Festival ; LA Film Festival ; Deauville Film Festival ; Torino Film Festival ; Bergen Film Festival ; Oslo Film Festival.
New Video Group.