“Crips and Bloods: Made in America”

On the documentary, Crips and Bloods: Made in America:

For those of us familiar to Los Angeles and its glitz and glamour, it is known that the city is the home of two of the most vicious gangs to emerge on American soil. Through the 1960’s and 80’s, police oppression against African-Americans and other minorities caused rebellion and revenge to brew in those abused, spawning the origins of what the Bloods and Crips gangs would later become.

Blacks were terrorized by officers for walking into white affluent neighborhoods, continuing the nightmare of segregation that haunted blacks in states of the south. The pressure mounted, riots ensued, and a war began. A war against the past, a war for the future of minorities, yet a war that would later turn the people of a group against one another for the sake of survival.

Crips and Bloods: Made in America attempts to show its audience a rationalization of what it is to be a gang member in the LA area, and bring to light the suffering that at times lays torn at the roots of this ever persistent dilemma, while keeping the dream of finding harmony in the City of Angels alive.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top