With director Shan Nicholson in person
Dir. Shan Nicholson. 2015, 68 mins. Digital projection. With Benji Melendez, Lloyd Murphy, Jee Sanchez, D.S.R., Rolly Rodriguez. From 1968 to 1975, gangs ruled New York City. Beyond the idealistic hopes of the civil rights movement lay an unfocused rage. Neither law enforcement nor social agency could end the escalating bloodshed. Peace came only through the most unlikely and courageous of events that would change the world for generations to come by giving birth to hip-hop culture. Shan Nicholson, an award-winning filmmaker, DJ, music producer, and counter/pop culture storyteller, chronicles life during this era of gang rule, telling the story of how a few extraordinary, forgotten people did the impossible, and how their actions impacted New York City and the world over.
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