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Lives in Hazard (1994)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  8 April 1994 (USA)
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Lives in Hazard is a tough, uncompromising look at kids in gangs and the men they become in prison. Filmed in the barrios of east LA and in the prisons of California, this real-life drama ... See full summary »

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Lives in Hazard is a tough, uncompromising look at kids in gangs and the men they become in prison. Filmed in the barrios of east LA and in the prisons of California, this real-life drama follows the making of the Hollywood feature film American Me, in which director Edward James Olmos used real gang members and prison inmates as actors. The fictional scenes these homeboys portray pale in juxtaposition to the stark reality of their daily lives, a world where opportunities are scarce and guns plentiful. The brutal honesty of these gang members as they struggle to change makes Lives in Hazard a powerful story of kids caught up in a growing national crisis. Written by Andrew Young

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Documentary on Gangs in a barrio of Los Angeles. Inspired the movie American Me
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True life experience from the mouth of the people who live it. It contains info on how the movie, American Me, was created around this neighborhood. Ex-gang-bangers (Veteranos) turned Community Activists, Gangbangers, and MCs tell the tales of the barrio in Los Angeles where another world exists. Be silent and don't blink as you watch and listen to what the kids in the neighborhood and the rest of the community has to say about living in the streets of LA and growing up in a hopeless environment where there is no other exposure that can show them another way of life. Make what you will of this film, in its true effects, it is the sincerity that is pictured. A great example of a good documentary film.


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