Black People : Crips And Bloods: Made In America

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  1. cherryblossom

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    CRIPS AND BLOODS: MADE IN AMERICA tells the story of the Crips and Bloods, South Los Angeles’ two most infamous African-American gangs.
    Combining unprecedented access into the worlds of active gangs, CRIPS AND BLOODS: MADE IN AMERICA offers a compelling, character-driven documentary narrative which chronicles the decades-long cycle of destruction and despair that defines modern gang culture.

    The shocking war-zone reality of the South LA Gangs, the Crips and the Bloods.

    From the genesis of LA’s gang culture to the shocking, war-zone reality of daily life in the South L.A., the film chronicles the rise of the Crips and Bloods, tracing the origins of their bloody four-decades long feud. Contemporary and former gang members offer their street-level testimony that provides the film with a stark portrait of modern-day gang life: the turf wars and territorialism, the inter-gang hierarchy and family structure, the rules of behavior, the culture of guns, death and dishonor.

    Ex-gang members of the Crips and Bloods, gang intervention experts, activists and academics talk.

    Throughout the film ex-gang members, gang intervention experts, writers, activists and academics analyze many of the issues that contribute to South LA’s malaise: the erosion of identity that fuels the self-perpetuating legacy of black self-hatred, the disappearance of the African-American father and an almost pervasive prison culture in which today one out of every four black men will be imprisoned at some point in his life.

    Solution to the South LA gang problem.

    Finally the gang members themselves articulate their enduring dream of a better life. They provide CRIPS AND BLOODS: MADE IN AMERICA with its ultimate statement: a message of hope and a cautionary tale of redemption aimed at saving the lives of a new generation of kids, not just in South LA but anywhere in the world that gang violence exists.

    How To Help

    Grassroots Peacmaking Starts With You

    Much of the crucial work of gang intervention is done at a grassroots level with little or no support from federal agencies. Any assistance you can provide is gratefully accepted.

    Whilst donations of money are urgently needed to fund this vital work, there are other ways you can support this work. Perhaps you have a used computer you can donate? Perhaps you need some work done and can provide a former gang member with gainful employment?

    The following organizations all participated in making MADE IN AMERICA and many of the leaders of these organizations appear in the film. Any assistance you can provide to help their work is greatly appreciated.

    http://www.cripsandbloodsmovie.com/pages/how_to_help/
     
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    Truce .......something that needed cross the world gangs coming together positively
    for a better life is what need to be for our younger troops to survive....Made In America
    is one step in the right direction but yet so far to go this a journey one i support
     
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