Bastards of the Party
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Raised in the Athens Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, Cle "Bone" Sloan was four years old when his father died, and 12 when he became a member of the Bloods. Now an inactive member of the notorious gang, Sloan looks back at the history of black gangs in his city and makes a powerful call for change in modern gang culture with his insightful documentary, 'Bastards of the Party'. Acclaimed feature film director Antoine Fuqua ("Training Day") produces along with Sloan, who also directs.
This is an HBO film which means its not a shabby documentary. Having a gangbanger taking a lead on the documentary not only gives an interesting perspective but also gets us footage that wouldnt happen if interviews were by suburbanite do-gooders. I like how this film is more than just the usual, "black on black violence is bad" line. It educates us on a history of gangs that few know.