Based on a true story, "Our America" is a stark portrait of the urban ghetto landscape as seen through the eyes of two young African-American teens, LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman. Under a radio producer's guidance and mentoring, the boys create a disturbing and remarkable documentary about life in the ghettos.
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Brandon Hammond and Irma P. Hall played grandson and grandmother in the film Soul Food (1997), prior to this film. See more
I live in the ghetto. I'm supposed to be a loser. I'm supposed to be snatching a purse and shooting your head off. I'm a person that doesn't vote. I'm the motherfucker that's supposed to fill your jails. I'm not supposed to be intelligent; I'm not supposed to know what I know, but I do. I've got an uncle and a cousin that are career criminals, no father, a mother who was pronounced mentally ill, and a grandmother that raised him and twenty kids, but I'll still make it. I know you don't want to ...