Community Cinema Screening: Crips and Bloods

Posted by on April 6, 2009

A Philadelphia Community Cinema Screening
Presented by ITVS, WHYY and The Rotunda in partnership with the Philadelphia Anti-Drug Anti-Violence Network, Scribe Video Center and the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Film and Panel, 6:30 – 8:30PM (doors open at 6)

The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St, 19104
FREE Event, Open to the Public.

RSVP to Guarantee Seats in advance. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE or call 215-351-0511
* Seating at the door is first-come, first-served until we reach capacity.

It’s a civil war that’s lasted 40 years. Passed down from son to son. Fought eye for an eye. Over 15,000 dead and counting, while the world stands by. Welcome to South Central Los Angeles. But what’s at the root of this long-standing battle? Filmmaker Stacy Peralta hits the streets of LA to find out, and speaks with former and current members of the Bloods and the Crips, two of the most notorious and violent street gangs in America.

Discussion and Q&A immediately follows the film with: Darryl Coates, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Anti-Drug Anti-Violence Network; Everett Gillison, Deputy Mayor of Public Safety; Dorothy Speight-Johnson, Executive Director of Mothers In Charge; and Jack Stollsteimer, PA Safe Schools Advocate.  Moderated by Cliff Akiyama, Lecturer in the Division of Family and Community Health– University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing

Warning: This film contains scenes of graphic violence.

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