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Bastards of the Party (2005)

Surrounded by death and the brutal lifestyle that feeds it, a Los Angeles gangbanger explores the history of Southern California street gangs from the 1950s through the 1990s in an attempt ... See full summary »

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Cle Sloan (as Cle Shaheed Sloan)
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Credited cast:
Daryl Gates ... Himself (archive footage)
Fred Hampton ... Himself (archive footage)
Joe Hicks Joe Hicks ... Himself
Ericka Huggins ... Herself
Rodney King ... Himself (archive footage)
L. Sidney ... Bakar (archive footage)
M. Wesley Swearingen M. Wesley Swearingen ... Himself (as Wesley Swearingen)
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Surrounded by death and the brutal lifestyle that feeds it, a Los Angeles gangbanger explores the history of Southern California street gangs from the 1950s through the 1990s in an attempt to fully understand his existence. Bastards of the Party humanizes the staggering casualties of the LA gang wars. Written by Anonymous

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English

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22 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Bastards of the Party the Must See DocuDrama of our Generation!!!
19 June 2006 | by writeovahereSee all my reviews

Of all the films I saw at the Hollywood Black Film Festival here in Los Angeles 2006 The Documentary I watched by Director Cle "Bone" Sloan was thee best and MOST relevant. In spite of what he thought; Cle was an eloquent, passionate and articulate speaker in re: to his craft as a filmmaker as well as a "member" - the twist i found responsible and refreshing; was that his intent is not to leave his brothers behind just because he found the light, rather he was trying to figure out away to organize and unite the Bloods and Crips in a organized and purposeful way. By starting at the beginning, Documenting the genesis of why the gangs started in the first place.

Cle'Slone is more than just an excellent filmmaker - he has the tools, passion, heart and drive to make a really big dent in the history of our culture as a Leader.

~sylvia v. hillman~ ~writer~


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