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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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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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Amazing documentary, don't get why people have criticized it... See more (25 total) »

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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"Made in America" - USA (original title)
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93 min
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33 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Amazing documentary, don't get why people have criticized it..., 10 July 2009
Author: cdowning423 from Los Angeles, CA

I would like to start right off by saying that those of you who have criticized this film for being one sided propaganda, flashy, too much like a music video, exaggerated, etc. etc. have no idea what you are talking about

For the past 10 years I have worked as a bartender in nightclubs in the LA area. I got to know a lot of people from South Central LA, including a lot of gangsters and gang bangers, both black and Hispanic, and I have a few friends that live in that area. Unless you have been there yourself, you do not know anything about South Central. It is a no man's land, miles of run down houses and buildings, blocks of empty lots, liquor stores and pawn shops, as the film indicates. The schools are in shambles, with over crowding, no music, no art. There are no parks, no museums, no nothing. You try living like that.

A few weeks ago, I found a stray dog there on the corner and I took it home, a week later there was a gang shooting on the same corner, A 19 year old had been shot and killed with an AK47.

I used to think people were exaggerating, but clearly I was wrong. We're all a product of our surroundings, and this truly is a kill or be killed environment, and it's not just the gang bangers that own guns.

I do not condone their behavior, but I have to say that most of the guys I have met, were good guys that ended up in a terrible way of life. And don't forget most of them got involved in gangs when they just kids, usually about 10 years old. So it's easy to see how they can get caught up in this violent, oppressive, hopeless, maze, that our society doesn't care about. Add to that any personal challenges such as a dysfunctional home, low self esteem, addiction, etc. etc and you have a recipe for disaster. Oh, and let's not forget about how many guns and assault rifles are on the street, thanks to the NRA.

Also, I saw this film on PBS which is a network known for quality programming, so I highly doubt they would have aired it if it were not an authentic documentary. I also doubt Forrest Whitaker would have narrated it, and he is from there, he would know.

Again I don't think the gang thing is OK, but this problem did not come out of a vacuum, and that's the point of the film, that there are events and circumstances that have created this problem.

Growing up I faced a lot of challenges, a crazy family, problems with drugs and alcohol, depression, low self esteem, and I am a white female who lived in a nice neighborhood. I cannot imagine adding to it all of the above, I think it would have pushed me over the edge.

This film is the real deal no matter what the critics say.

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