Crips and Bloods: Made in America

Overview

Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker, Dogtown and Z-Boys director Stacy Peralta's unflinching documentary chronicles one of the longest-running civil wars in the history of America though a deeply humanistic lens. The Bloods and Crips are two of South Los Angeles' most notorious African-American gangs. While many outsiders simply cannot understand the decades-long cycle of despair and destruction that has come to define their daily lives, the individuals who comprise each gang are not simply ...
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Overview

Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker, Dogtown and Z-Boys director Stacy Peralta's unflinching documentary chronicles one of the longest-running civil wars in the history of America though a deeply humanistic lens. The Bloods and Crips are two of South Los Angeles' most notorious African-American gangs. While many outsiders simply cannot understand the decades-long cycle of despair and destruction that has come to define their daily lives, the individuals who comprise each gang are not simply mindless, gun-toting thugs, but real people with real families who have become caught up in a struggle from which the only escape is often death. Beginning with an illuminating look at the genesis of L.A.'s gang culture, Crips and Bloods: Made in America follows the bloody feud that would stretch on for a grueling four decades, revealing the turf wars, hierarchy, family structure, gun culture, and stringent rules through interviews with gangsters past and present, as well as experts, activists, and academics. Throughout the film, the numerous issues blanketing the streets of South L.A. with a deep sense of dread are reflected upon by gang intervention experts, former gang members, writers, and academics in an effort to examine the erosion of identity that helps to perpetrate black self-hatred, prison culture, and the disappearance of the black father in the home.
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Special Features

The Making of Crips and Bloods: Made in America; Deleted Scenes; Interviews with Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/19/2009
  • UPC: 767685154694
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Video Group
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:39:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 30,932

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Forest Whitaker Voice Only
Skipp Participant
Kumasi Participant
Shaka Participant
Bird Participant
Ron Wilkins Participant
Terry Goudeau Participant
Gee Active Participant
James Participant
Big Girch Participant
Nikko De Participant
James Harris Participant
Bo Taylor Participant
Minister Tony Muhammad Participant
Rock Johnson Participant
Jim Brown Participant
Todd Boyd Participant
Gerard Horne Participant
Josh Sides Participant
Tom Hayden Participant
Leon Bing Participant
James Gilligan Participant
Vicky Lindsay Participant
Technical Credits
Stacy Peralta Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Dane A. Davis Sound/Sound Designer
Baron Davis Producer
Jesse Dylan Producer
Sam George Screenwriter
Dan Halsted Producer
Tony Hardmon Cinematographer
Quincy D. Jones III Executive Producer
Steve Luczo Executive Producer
Debra MacCulloch Musical Direction/Supervision
T.J. Mahar Editor
Caleb Mose Sound/Sound Designer
Shaun Murphy Co-producer
Gus Roxburgh Co-producer
Garth Trinidad Musical Direction/Supervision
Cash Warren Co-producer
Kamasi Washington Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Crips and Bloods: Made in America
1. Opening the War Zone [:05]
2. Ron, Bird, Kmasi and The Slausons [4:27]
3. LAPD [4:02]
4. The Watts Riot [5:23]
5. Black Power & the Civil Rights Era [10:57]
6. Birth of the Crips & the Bloods [4:39]
7. Life in the Hood [3:54]
8. Gangs 7 Guns [8:26]
9. Deep History [5:20]
10. Crack & the Disintegration of Families [7:40]
11. Prison & the War on Gangs [9:04]
12. The Rodney King Riots [4:52]
13. The Mothers [3:56]
14. Looking to the Future [6:44]
15. End Credits [7:41]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Crips and Bloods: Made in America
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   Chapters
   Setup
      Dolby Digital Stereo
      Dolby 5.1 Surround
   Extras
      Interviews with Snoop Dogg & Lil Wayne
         Interview with Snoop Dogg
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         Interview with Lil Wayne
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      The Making of Crips And Bloods
      Deleted Scenes
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            Gangsta Rap & the Spread of the Gangs
            Conditioning
            Slavery
            The Penal System
            Thoughts on Fatherhood
            Thoughts on Shame & Self-Hate
            Thoughts on Violence
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