Crips and Bloods: Made In America.

I just happened to come across this documentary and had to write about it right away. First off – it’s directed by one of my favourite doc directors – Stacy Peralta (Dogtown & Z-boys, Riding Giants). What makes this film great is that it doesn’t go down the sensational, lurid path that most exposés on gang culture normally venture. Naturally, there’s a whole host of informative, engaging interviews that highlight the frightening hopelessness, but the film also isn’t afraid to dig deep past the danger and the often violent gun culture into the historical roots of black oppression in the Southern U.S. Highly recommended. Click here for the official movie site or check out the trailer below.

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DIGITIZED GRAFFITI EXCLUSIVE: Wish You Weren’t Here – Polaroids from Prison.
Delusions in Modern Primitivism.
Russian Prison Criminals & Their Tattoos.
Hell’s Angels Circa 1965
Street Life

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