Letter to the President

Letter to the President

Director: Thomas Gibson Cast: Snoop Dogg, KRS-One, Common

DVD

Overview

Documentary filmmaker Thomas Gibson directed this investigation into the rise of the Republican right wing in America, and how this has impacted the African-American community. Letter to the President explores the different way in which the policies Reagan and Bush administrations have damaged the lives of black youth, from the government-approved distribution of crack cocaine in inner-city neighborhoods to economic policies that have widened the divide between the rich and the poor. Gibson's film also parallels this phenomenon with the rise of rap and hip-hop music, and how these styles have provided a voice for disenfranchised youth. Letter to the President includes interviews with KRS-One, 50 Cent, Damon Dash, Ghostface Killah, Dick Gregory, Amiri Baraka, and many more; Snoop Dogg narrates.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/28/2005
UPC: 0014381199826
Original Release: 2004
Rating: R
Source: Image Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:30:00

Special Features

Video outtakes of Snoop Dogg's narration recording session; Uncut interviews from Dick Gregory, David Banner, Chuck D, KRS-One, M1, Russell Simmons and more

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Snoop Dogg Narrator
KRS-One Participant
Common Participant
Ghostface Killah Participant
Dennis Kucinich Participant
Larry Flynt Participant
Dash Participant
Dick Gregory Participant
Raekwon Participant
Amiri Baraka Participant
Dana Dane Participant
Davey D Participant
Daddy-o Participant

Technical Credits
Thomas Gibson Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Sharmilia Ariathurai Editor,Screenwriter
Trinh Bahn Producer
Trinh T. Banh Producer
Jeff Bollman Cinematographer
Quincy D. Jones Score Composer,Executive Producer
Femi Ojetunde Score Composer
Engel Thedford Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Letter to the President
1. Main Title [3:06]
2. Trying to Be Heard [10:19]
3. Government Funding [11:33]
4. Racial Profiling [5:08]
5. Business or Slavery [5:53]
6. Stop the Violence [6:34]
7. Under the Microscope [7:08]
8. Tell It Like It Is [6:25]
9. The American Dream [12:03]
10. The Right Wing [10:49]
11. A Social Movement [8:41]
12. End Credits [3:44]

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