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The Lost Streets.

The BBC just released a mini documentary on Chicago’s intractable gun violence problem, featuring interviews with young black men who live around the city. The near 15-minute piece begins with an interview with a father and Iraq War veteran who … Continue reading

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The Interrupters.

I’ve just stumbled across this amazing documentary shot in 2011 throughout the mean streets of Chicago. In this stirring and powerfully insightful year-long journey through Chicago’s inner city, Oscar-nominated director Steve James (HOOP DREAMS), in collaboration with author Alex Kotlowitz, … Continue reading

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What is it Really About?…The Origin of Chicago Gangs.

“…It’s a war going on outside we ain’t safe from/I feel the pain in my city wherever I go/314 soldiers died in Iraq, 509 died in Chicago…” – Kanye West, Murder to Excellence. Money, Power, and Respect….three key ingredients to … Continue reading

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