- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 24, 2003
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
This documentary focuses on rapper Tiz as he attempts to escape from life in the projects. Living in Brooklyn, NY, Tiz struggles with family commitments, and a rap career that has fallen under the guidance of the legendary Kool G. Rap, as well as his old friends who seem to keep sucking him back into his old way of life.
Description by Image Entertainment:
Tiz has a dream. He wants to be asuccessful hip-hop rapper, get out of the projects and have a nice house in the suburbs where he can chill without worrying about a bullet in his back. But at 25, with a young son and close friends depending on him, is real escape ever possible' An inspiring story of survival, this hard-hitting documentary from award-winning Sergio Goes follows Tislam Miller, a struggling rapper in the public housing projects of Brooklyn's East New York. Mentored by the legendary Kool G Rap, Tiz is making impressive strides in his career but remains tied to his old life, primarily through his drug-dealing best friend, Mel, who has just gotten out of prison. With candid interviews, lyrical moments of grim beauty and powerful verite footage taking us beyond rap world stereotypes, Black Picket Fence is an powerful experience honored by the Brooklyn International Film Festival.