Crips and Bloods: Made in America

Crips and Bloods: Made in America

Director: Stacy Peralta Cast: Forest Whitaker, Skipp, Kumasi

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Crips and Bloods: Made in America

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/19/2009
UPC: 0767685154694
Original Release: 2008
Rating: NR
Source: New Video Group
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 37,191

Special Features

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Forest Whitaker Narrator
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 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

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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