Black and Gold: The Story of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (DVD)

SKU: 9781604860108
Publisher: Big Noise Tactical Media and PM Press
Published: 3/2008
ISBN: 9781604860108
UPC: 022891473596
Format: DVD (NTSC)
Length: 80 Minutes
Size: 7.5 x 5.5
Languages: English/Spanish
Subjects: Documentary, Current Events
Price:
$19.95

Use:
Qty: - +

 

About the Film:

In 1994, the Latin Kings--the largest and most powerful street gang in New York--became the Latin King and Queen Nation. They claimed to have abandoned their criminal past and to be following in the footsteps of the Black Panthers and the Young Lords.

With over 3,000 members in New York, some saw the Latin King and Queen Nation as the most important political voice to rise from the streets in decades. The NYPD did not agree, calling them a vicious gang with a PR campaign. One thing is certain, the City was never the same after the Nation went downtown.  

In 1997 Big Noise films became the only media group ever given unrestricted access to the Nation. For two years they ran with the Kings and Queens in New York City, filming on the front lines of their everyday struggle for survival. Black and Gold explores a reality that is too often reduced to a stereotype or a slogan. Its unblinking lens puts you at the center of a complex and controversial movement.

The Nation was one of the major forces that made police violence and the prison system political issues in New York City. But from the beginning the NYPD has questioned the sincerity of the Nation's political involvement, and has systematically worked to dismantle what they see as the most dangerous street gang in the City. Their efforts culminated in a spectacular midnight raid on May 15, 1998 when over 1,000 Federal and City agents simultaneously raided homes across the city making over 100 arrests in what was the largest coordinated FBI action since prohibition.

Black and Gold lets you feel the tension inside the movement as it comes under fire from midnight police raids and assassination attempts. In the end it shows us both the black and the gold—both the fear and violence of the street and the fierce love inside the most dangerous movement in the City.  Extras include full length interviews with King Tone and Puerto Rican revolutionary Richie Perez.

About the Producers: Big Noise Tactical Media is a collective of media-makers dedicated to circulating beautiful, passionate, revolutionary images.

Reviews:

 "Black and Gold offers a potent portrait of bootstraps idealism in an embattled community. . . this energetically packaged documentary deserves to be seen." —Dennis Harvey, Variety

 "Leaves viewers gasping for air." —Gary Morris, SF Weekly

 "A 74-minute barrage of visual and aural pyrotechnics." —Bay Area Reporter

See and hear film maker interviews, book reviews, and other news on the Big Noise Tactical Media's page HERE

Click here for one-page information sheet on this product

Your Name:
Your Email:
Friends Name:
Friends Email:
Message:
Verification:
Related Products
SKU: 9781604860122
Big Noise Films
Deserter is the journey of Ryan and Jen Johnson--a deserting soldier and his young wife--as they flee across the country to seek refugee status over the Canadian border.
$14.95

SKU: 9781604860115
Big Noise Films
Jena, LA - In a small town in Louisiana, six families are fighting for their sons' lives.
$14.95

SKU: 9781604860108
Big Noise Films
In 1994, the Latin Kings became the Latin King and Queen Nation. They claimed to have abandoned their criminal past and to be following in the footsteps of the Black Panthers and the Young Lords.
$19.95

SKU: 9781604860139
Big Noise Films
The War of 33 is an intimate, personal and powerful telling of the story of the 2006 war in Lebanon.
$14.95

SKU: 9781604860177
Clifton Ross
Take a voyage into Latin America's most exciting experiment of the new millennium, exploring the history and projects of the Bolivarian Revolution through interviews with a range of participants.
$19.95

SKU: 760137478393
From the front lines in Iraq, to the legal lynching in Jena, LA, to the growth of a new poor people's movement in the streets of Philadelphia and Nashville --Dispatches 02 takes you where the mainstream media cannot go.
$14.95

SKU: 9781604867947
Editors: Clifton Ross and Marcy Rein
This book brings together voices from the movements (indigenous, campesinos, students, LGBT, unemployed, etc.) behind the change that swept Latin America at the turn of the 21st century.
$29.95

SKU: 9781629631042
Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt
This incisive account of the centrality of the arts to the Cuban Revolution follows the polemical twists and turns of the struggle between Soviet-derived and uniquely Cuban approaches to culture under socialism.
$24.95

Cart Contents

Your cart is currently empty

Subtotal: $0.00

View Cart & Checkout

GET OUR NEWSLETTER

Recent Posts

PM Press ©Copyright 2019 PM Press   -   Powered by SunShop "Shopping Cart Software"

  • paypal
  • mastercard
  • visa