Antoine Fuqua Produces HBO’s Bastards of the Party

crips.jpgHere’s a cool sounding film being produced by Antoine Fuqua of Training Day/King Arthur fame. Bastards of the Party is an HBO documentary film based on the creation of the black gangs of Los Angeles. Directed by Cle “Bone” Sloan, who became a member of the Bloods at the age of 12, Bastards of the Party (the title which refers to the fact that The Crips and The Bloods were the ‘Bastard offspring’ of the Black Panther movement of the sixties) details the creation of rival gangs through exclusive interviews and archival footage. Here’s a synopsis of the film:

BASTARDS OF THE PARTY traces the development of black gangs in Los Angeles from the late 1940s, through the charged atmosphere of the ’60s and ’70s, to the breakdown of community in the ’80s and ’90s, and the brief truce between the Crips and Bloods that followed the Rodney King riots in 1992.

I gotta say I do enjoy the gang documentaries, and this one looks exceptionally great. Automatically, HBO’s Gang Wars comes to mind, but I think this could be even more interesting in regards to the history of gangs and how they’ve changed over the years. You can follow think link below and check out the video preview for yourself. The film airs Tuesday, February 6th at 10pm ET on HBO. Make sure you PVR this one.

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