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Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008)

Made in America (original title)
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With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles.

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Stacy Peralta
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Credited cast:
Jim Brown ... Himself
Tony Muhammad Tony Muhammad ... Himself (as Minister Tony Muhammad)
Kershaun Scott Kershaun Scott ... Himself
Forest Whitaker ... Narrator
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With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles.

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Documentary | Crime

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

PBS

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crips and Bloods: Made in America See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,537, 25 January 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$69,562, 29 March 2009
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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Opus One
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Very thorough, visually interesting, and powerful Documentary
28 September 2008 | by Christianstrevy-1See all my reviews

I recently saw this at Birmingham, Alabama's Sidewalk Film Festival. Stacey spoke afterward the screening about how the movie was shown many times to people in LA to make sure that he was getting the right angle. Also, that he spent months WITHOUT a camera getting to know the people that were featured in the film.

Living in Birmingham, being one the nation's most dangerous and racially-divided cities, I can see how this film is relatable to all oppression-linked crime.

I think that this issue is extremely too large for Stacey to have adjusted his focus any wider. To ask the director to squeeze more information into this documentary would be asking too much of him. I thought that it was, over-all, very interesting visually and in meaning which can be hard to come by in today's documentaries. I really hope HBO or some other distributer picks this doc up. It needs to be seen, not only by LA natives, but all of America.


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