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Crips and Bloods: Made in America -- With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles.
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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Stacy Peralta (written by) &
Sam George (written by)
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With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Jim Brown ... Himself
Tony Muhammad ... Himself (as Minister Tony Muhammad)

Forest Whitaker ... Narrator

Directed by
Stacy Peralta 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Stacy Peralta (written by) &
Sam George (written by)

Produced by
Baron Davis .... producer
Jesse Dylan .... producer
Rachel Griffin .... line producer
Dan Halsted .... producer
Quincy Jones III .... executive producer (as Quincy 'QD3' Jones III)
Steve Luczo .... executive producer
Shaun Murphy .... producer
Stacy Peralta .... producer
Gus Roxburgh .... producer
Cash Warren .... producer
 
Original Music by
Matter Music (original music by)
 
Cinematography by
Tony Hardmon 
 
Film Editing by
T.J. Mahar 
 
Production Management
Tanya Sakolsky .... production manager
Kit Vogel .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Apollo Payne .... second unit director
 
Sound Department
Christopher Alba .... sound effects editor
Stephanie Brown .... supervising sound editor
Katy Davidson .... sound intern
Dane A. Davis .... co-supervising sound editor
Dane A. Davis .... sound designer
Paul Hackner .... sound editor
Craig MacLellan .... assistant adr recordist
Caleb Mose .... sound
Tom Ozanich .... sound re-recording mixer
Jussi Tegelman .... sound editor
Donna G. Walker .... post sound operations
Bryan O. Watkins .... sound effects editor (as Bryan O. Watkins)
 
Visual Effects by
Jason Tublewicz .... visual effects editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Brooks Burton .... aerial cinematographer
Tony Friedkin .... additional still photographer (as Anthony Friedkin)
Johnny M.G. Green .... additional still photographer
Joe Guidry .... additional camera operator
Ben McMillan .... gaffer
Ralph Payne .... assistant camera
Tanya Sakolsky .... additional still photographer
Fulton Singleton .... dolly grip
Paul Stukin .... additional camera operator
Bryan Wiley .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Andy Lichtstein .... digital colorist
Aaron Null .... post-production assistant
Nicholas Philbrook .... assistant editor
Garrett Richardson .... post-production intern
Holly Richardson .... post-production intern
Christine Seino .... assistant on-line editor
 
Music Department
Brandy Allen .... additional music selection
Michelle Dickson Fine .... additional music clearance
Debra MacCulloch .... music supervisor
T.J. Mahar .... music editor
Ric Markmann .... composer: additional music
Soul Nana .... composer: additional music
Emmanuel Obeng .... composer: additional music
Stacy Peralta .... music selection
Tanya Sakolsky .... additional music selection
Garth Trinidad .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Genaro Carpio .... production assistant
D.K. .... consultant
Kamari Dar'Shae Denson .... production assistant
Danielle Dreis .... production assistant
Terry Goudeau .... consultant
Rudolph 'Rockhead' Johnson .... consultant
Nicholas Kim .... assistant production accountant
Vicky Lindsey .... consultant
Johan Martínez .... production assistant
Sean McNair .... consultant "DK"
Tony Muhammad .... consultant (as Minister Tony Muhammad)
Jose Perez .... assistant production accountant
Staley Prom .... production assistant
Juan Rodriguez .... key production assistant
Aqeela Sherrills .... consultant
Jennifer L. Stone .... lead production accountant
Bo Taylor .... consultant
 
Thanks
Adam Bardach .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Made in America" - USA (original title)
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93 min
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21 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Peralta's Latest Gem, 29 January 2008
Author: wmjaho from Park City

When I saw that Stacy Peralta had another documentary at this year's Sundance, I put it at the top of my list. Both Riding Giants (surfing) and Dogtown and Z-Boys (skateboarding) were extraordinary peeks into unique and fascinating American cultures. Made in America shifts it's focus to another less romantic section of Southern California, and promised a more somber experience, taking a penetrating look at the gangs of South Central Los Angeles, one of the most deadly areas in the United States.

Like his other docs, this one takes a historical perspective. How did these gangs start? What cultural forces propagated their beginnings and fueled their growth? Who are these people? What are they really like, and why do they do what they do? I think Peralta's gift is that he manages to really connect with his subjects and gain their trust, which turns out to be absolutely critical in the South Central neighborhoods. He also manages to tell a story with interest and compassion, but primarily through the perspective of those that have lived and shaped the experience.

Financed by South Central native and Golden State Warriors star Baron Davis, as well as an anonymous interested party in Hollywood, Made in America tells a story about a part of America we have chosen to ignore, despite the small-scale war that rages there every day. Seeing this movie will make you think a little differently about gang warfare, change your perspective, maybe add a little empathy to your world view. And for a filmmaker, that's perhaps the highest form of the art.

Sundance Moment: I saw this movie at the last day of Sundance down in Salt Lake City, far away from the glitz and glamor and stars in Park City. I heard Stacy Peralta was sick and probably wouldn't make it. But he did come, and not just for the introduction, but stayed for the Q&A as well, and talked with passion about how make this movie had changed him, and how important it is that we realize that teenagers are killing each other, something that would absolutely not be tolerated by society in any suburban area of our country, but goes virtually unnoticed in South Central.

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