Crips and Bloods: Made in America

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Iconic skateboarder-cum-documentary-filmmaker Stacy Peralta explores the roots of the decades-spanning gang war that has consigned certain L.A. blocks to a never-ending shitstorm of thug-life violence. He speaks with gang members past and present for a street’s-eye view of the conflict, and the self-perpetuating cycle of hopelessness, ignorance and poverty is certainly a depressing spectacle. But it’s not a very revelatory one, and even fosters ambivalence; who’s going to help out when simply crossing the wrong street is punishable by death?

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Rated: NR
Release date: Friday January 23 2009
Duration: 105 mins

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