BACK IN THE HOOD:
GANG WAR 2 (2004)
GANG WAR: BANGIN' IN LITTLE ROCK captivated audiences across America in 1994. East Coast and West Coast gangs had converged in Little Rock, Arkansas and local black kids were choosing sides. White kids were also joining up. No one at the time had seen white kids speaking in gang vernacular, getting "beat in," or "retaliating." The homicide rate per capita soared and surpassed that of New York and Los Angeles. The police cracked down, most of the OG's went to prison, the economy got better and life slowed down for a while.
After ten years of relative calm, Little Rock is heating up again. Funding for community programs is being diverted to anti-terrorism, the economy has turned, and the OG's are back in town. So we're back in the 'hood to see how our old friends are faring and what the new generation has in store.
DIRECTED BY: Marc Levin
PRODUCED BY: Marc Levin & Daphne Pinkerson
CO-PRODUCED BY: Michael Skolnik
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Sheila Nevins
SUPERVISING PRODUCER: Nancy Abraham
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Matthew Akersl
EDITED BY: Ken Eluto, A.C.E.