The C.I.A. covertly funded military operations in Nicaragua in the 1980’s; in part using money from cocaine sales out of Nicaragua. These covert government activities substantially contributed to the ‘crack cocaine epidemic’ in urban America. The subsequent effect was that black incarceration was systematized and monetized. With the surge of drug-related crimes within urban America also came the birth of a new art form - Gangster Rap.
This documentary features interviews with:
1. Author, filmmaker, producer, and culture critic Nelson George
2. Legendary L.A. drug trafficker of the early 80’s “Freeway” Rick Ross
3. Michael Dukakis, 1988 Democratic Nominee for President/former Governer of Massachusetts
4. Dr. Michael Genovese from Loyola Marymount's Institute of Leadership Studies
5. Drug Rehabilitationist Herman Avilez
Coming fall 2013
Directed, Edited, & Produced by Eric Alexander-Hughes
Produced by Amanda Morton
Original Music/ Soundtrack by Quinn Gibson
Associate Produced by Jason Barth
Executive Produced by:
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