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Black Picket Fence (2002)

Black Picket Fence is director's Sergio Goes' poignant portrait of the bleak realities of life in the public housing projects of Brooklyn's East New York, one of the inner city's most ... See full summary »

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Sergio Goes
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Mel Mel ... Himself
Tislam Milliner Tislam Milliner ... Himself
Kool G. Rap Kool G. Rap ... Himself
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Black Picket Fence is director's Sergio Goes' poignant portrait of the bleak realities of life in the public housing projects of Brooklyn's East New York, one of the inner city's most dangerous and violent neighborhoods. Culled from nearly two years of filming, the documentary's candid interviews, lyric moments of grim beauty, and powerful verite footage takes us beyond the usual stereotypes of the rap world and into the life of Tislam Milliner, a struggling rapper who's ambitious to make it out of the "hood". At the age of 25, Tiz is considered a survivor. Through intimate vignettes of the Milliner family, Tiz's close-knit crew, his pregnant girlfriend, his overzealous manager, and his mentor, the legendary Kool G Rap, Tiz's hopes and the quiet despair of his "book of life filled with pain" gradually emerge. Tiz's best friend Mel is a veteran of the "drug game" and has spent some part of every year in prison since he was twelve. Now, he's out. But with little hope of breaking the ... Written by Anonymous

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USA

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English

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2 May 2002 (USA) See more »

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Cerca de Jardim Negra See more »

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amazing human commentary
26 June 2003 | by dede-torresSee all my reviews

amazing human commentary. beautifully shot!!! brought me to a world i did not know much about and surprised me.

must see!


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