Apart from the computer/voice in the police car, which didn't add much to the mix, so to speak, this was an interesting overview of the space between gang and Samoan culture. I don't think that the intent here is to answer any deep questions about any topic - the real substance of the film lies in the small details - talk about the family in the home and the streets, bonding through language, music and symbols (tags and tattoos), searching for either revenge or a life after gangbanging. What do you do until the future comes knocking? This is what some people do - it's a "crasy" life, if you are able to live to tell about it.
I appreciate seeing the perspective of young Samoan gang members and ex-gang members from Long Beach, California in the 1990's. The movie offers opportunities to gain insight from gangs and the police searching for an answer to the pervasive apathy and violence within a small community.This movie is an intimate view of violence, disconnected youth, and cultural displacement.
dinglb thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over
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