About the Show
Directed by critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Stacy Peralta (Dogtown and Z-Boys, Riding Giants) and featuring unprecedented access into the world of active gangs, this film offers a compelling, character-driven documentary narrative which chronicles the four decades-long cycle of destruction and despair that defines modern gang culture. The film traces the origins of a long, bloody feud and the social and political circumstances that give rise to the shocking war-zone reality of gang warfare and civil uprisings. It tells the story of the genesis of LA's gang culture to the shocking reality of daily life in South LA. Contemporary and former gang members offer street-level testimony that provides the film with a stark portrait of modern-day gang life: the turf wars and territorialism, the inter-gang hierarchy and family structure, the rules of behaviour, and the culture of guns, death and dishonour.