Masterclass: Marc Levin (Identifying and surveying exemplary careers in documentary production through an expansive lens)
Saturday, December 7th, 4:00pm Gang War: Bangin' in Little Rock Marc Levin, 1994, 60 min. Back in the Hood: Gang War 2 Marc Levin, 2004, 53 min. Gang wars in sleepy Little Rock, Arkansas, home of newly elected President Clinton? Gang War: Bangin' in Little Rock is the HBO documentary that shocked the country, sounding the startling wake-up call that the gangs of LA and Chicago had metastasized to middle America. Made possible by unprecedented access to major figures on the scene, Gang War offers an unflinching look into the lives of local boys and girls, (black and white) who claim to be "G"s for life. Back in the Hood: Gang War 2 follows Leifel Jackson, one-time leader of the OGCs (Original Gangster Crips), as he is released from prison after almost a decade behind bars.
Q&A with producers Daphne Pinkerson and Michael Skolnik, Director Marc Levin, and Gang War subjects Leifel Jackson (via Skype) and Steve Nawojczyk (via Skype).
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