When I first saw this, years ago, it was an eye-opener for me. I had never before considered the reasons why anyone would join a gang or the systemic conditions which would prompt that choice. This documentary does a nice job of balancing history and sociology with real, human stories. It's a must-see for anyone interested in cultural diversity issues.
- What does the gang provide for its members? What is the psychological role of the gang in the members' lives?
- How are life chances impacted by growing up in an area like South Central LA?
- How did discrimination and prejudice contribute to the formation of the Crips and Bloods, and does it still contribute?
- What are our stereotypes about gang members? Were any of these challenged by this movie?
Runtime: 93 minutes
Streaming on Netflix: Yes!