The black jacket [videorecording] / a film by Ryan Simon ; Virgil Films, Engine7Media, West North, and Strike Anywhere present ; director, Ryan Simon ; producers, Joel Goulder, Jeremy Goulder, Colin Best, Ryan Simon.
Subtitle on container: A hard-core plan to transform South Central.
Featuring Aquil Bashear.
Cinematographer, James Laxton ; editor, John Dilley.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
The documentary follows the efforts of former gang members who are now committed to stopping the violence that they once enacted themselves. A former Black Panther leads a sixteen-week course full of gang members and community outreach workers through a curriculum recently adopted by the Los Angeles City Council. The mission: Peace. The method: Changing the violent mindsets of influential gang member's one person at a time. The result: Hundreds fewer murders per year.