- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Released: May 26, 2009
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: New Video Group
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes
Behind the Scenes:
- Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne
- The Making of CRIPS AND BLOODS
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Box Office - 01/24/2009
4 stars out of 5 -- "Balancing talking head interviews with historians and politicians, and man on the street interviews with gang members and victims of gang war, CRIPS AND BLOODS serves its functions as a primer and a document."
Los Angeles Times - 02/06/2009
"The image of a glittering downtown Los Angeles skyline turned upside down, which opens Stacy Peralta's sobering CRIPS AND BLOODS: MADE IN AMERICA, is both striking and unnerving."
The Crips and the Bloods--these rival street gangs have left an imprint on the streets of Los Angeles in blood, bullets, and broken lives. Forest Whitaker narrates this powerful documentary that tells their story.
A cluster of neighborhoods lies in the heart of Southern California, streets and boulevards forming a grid between concrete ribbons of freeway. Surrounded by the California Dream, this region has a legacy. Nearly a quarter of its young men will end up in prison. Many others will end up dead. These neighborhoods in South Los Angeles are home to two of America's most infamous African-American gangs, the Crips and the Bloods.
On these streets over the past 30 years, more than 15,000 people have been murdered in an ongoing cycle of gang violence that continues unabated. It was here, just a few miles from the gated communities and sprawling mansions of Beverly Hills, where America's most bloody and costly outbreaks of civil unrest erupted ? not once, but twice, 27 years and just three miles apart.
Acclaimed director Stacy Peralta (Dogtown and Z Boys, Riding Giants) examines the story of South Los Angeles and the gangs that inhabit it. Narrated by Academy AwardŽ winner Forest Whitaker and produced by NBA superstar Baron Davis, Crips and Bloods: Made In America blends gripping archival footage with in-depth interviews. Peralta brings his trademark dynamic visual style and story-telling ability to this often-ignored chapter of America's history. Hard- hitting, yet ultimately hopeful, the film not only documents the emergence of the gangs but also offers insight as to how this ongoing tragedy might be resolved.
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