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Filmmaking on the Edge: Ten Years With an LA Gang

Documentary Film Director Tommy Sowards.

Filmmaker Tommy Sowards does not do soft and cuddly. As a graduate film student at UCLA he directed music videos in the emerging gangster rap genre. Sowards became friends with rapper Kurtis Blow, who introduced him to several members of the “Rollin’ 20′s” Bloods gang. Sowards spent the next decade documenting the underbelly of Los Angeles gang life. The resulting film Slippin: Ten Years With the Bloods

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