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Why We Bang (2006)

Video  -  Documentary | Crime  -  3 December 2006 (USA)
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The film, "Why We Bang," produced and directed by Orlando Myrics, Ceci Holmes and Clifford Jordan for Ghetto Logik Entertainment is an independent film that documents the historical ... See full summary »

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The film, "Why We Bang," produced and directed by Orlando Myrics, Ceci Holmes and Clifford Jordan for Ghetto Logik Entertainment is an independent film that documents the historical background of LA's Bloods and Crips gangs, then transitions into several interviews of current and former members of the Bloods and Crips of Los Angeles. Ghetto Logik, a Film Company based in South Los Angeles offers their first urban documentary as a result of being disappointed in seeing outsiders far too often portray the stories of ghetto residents. "We just got tired of seeing people, not from our community making so called "Hood movies" that did not really depict what our community was all about, our goal is to bring real images and real stories about real people to the big screen." Their first effort, "Why We Bang" is an in-depth look into Gang Culture in Los Angeles that shows up-close, the life in South Los Angeles, talking and walking with real gang members first hand. Their approach was to show ... Written by C Jordan

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Real depiction of Los Angeles Gangs
14 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have never seen anything quite like it. The reality of that life is made pretty clear and you get the feeling that you are there first hand as the documentary develops, really opened my eyes on a lot of points I had just read about before.

You can tell that this was the first film for the film makers, however it was very well produced and the editing possible was so rude as to convey the crudeness of the subject and conditions of that life. I think this piece is just as good as anything out there in the documentary genre.

I think that a follow up piece needs to be done as the topic is so huge and changing, there is much more I would want to learn about what is going in with the gang problem in terms of what is being done to curtail it, and what impact is all of this having on the minds of the children who live in these areas.


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