Friday, February 29, 2008

Back In The Hood - Gang War 2

It's been almost a decade since Marc Levin and Daphne Pinkerson exposed gang warfare in the heartland with the 1994 HBO documentary "Gang War: Bangin' in Little Rock." Now, the filmmakers return to Little Rock to update the stories of several gang members profiled in the first film.

BACK IN THE HOOD: GANG WAR 2 follows Leifel Jackson, onetime leader of the OGCs (Original Gangster Crips), as he is released from prison after almost a decade behind bars for drug trafficking. Jackson was one of the targets in the 1993 drive-by shooting captured in the first "Gang War" documentary. Now he is trying to live straight and make a positive difference in his neighborhood, but every day is a struggle.

"I think it's a lot easier doing time than it is out here struggling to make ends meet," explains Jackson. "I'm going to have to make an example, and my example is that you can come home, regardless of how long you're gone, and make it."



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