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Excellent documentary that explains the rage of some young black men,
This review is from: Crips and Bloods: Made in America (DVD)
I just saw this movie last night and will be returning again to see it. It was very powerful, much more so than I would have ever imagined.
The film traces back through history, detailing the "roots of rage", so to speak, for the black man in Los Angeles. The film is never boring, utilizing archival film clips from the past, interspersed with interviews from past gang members who are incredibly articulate and erudite. Kumasi's barely controlled ire is tempered with measured intelligent speech. I was enthralled.
The only surprise for me was the lack of mention of the influence of rap music vis a vis the gangs, although there is plenty to be had on the soundtrack throughout.
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Initial post: Aug 23, 2009 12:35:33 AM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
...and it didn't bother you at all that the film had next to NOTHING to do with the Bloods and Crips?
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2010 10:56:14 AM PDT
Jazzin Knight says:
Not to mention, bloods and crips aren't just about black men, as white, latin, and asian men are also involved.
Posted on Dec 22, 2010 1:22:50 PM PST
Rap music isn't a cause of violence; it's a result.
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