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Colors Straight Up (1997)

The non-profit organization, Colors United, teaches drama to a group of inner city kids. The culmination of the theater education is a musical called _Watts Side Story_

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Michèle Ohayon

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Michèle Ohayon
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The non-profit organization, Colors United, teaches drama to a group of inner city kids. The culmination of the theater education is a musical called _Watts Side Story_

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21 April 1998 (USA) See more »

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The kids portrayed in the movie went with the director, Michele Ohayon, to the OSCARS in 1997. See more »

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a brave movie- a classic.
25 June 2012 | by tvandesandeSee all my reviews

A brave movie- a classic! The film took 4 years to make, and it shows. It was shown to schools all over the world and aired on PBS. it's a must see!

The film follows the lives of 6 teens from South Central Los Angeles, as they struggle to make a future for themselves. The story lines are delicately interwoven with the stage play Watts Side Story that they are mounting. The story of the two inspirational teachers are very touching.

The film is shot Verite style, and was shot on location in Watts. It's astonishing to realize that the film is still alive, and unfortunately, the issues tackled in the film are still relevant.

You can find the film on Netflix.


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