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March 21, 2011

Heart Broken in Half

An in-depth look at the street gangs of the Albany Park neighborhood in Chicago and the socio-economic conditions that give rise to them. Includes comments by neighborhood residents, interviews with several young gang members, scenes from the funeral and burial of a gang member who was killed in the street, and an extensive analysis of the intricate network of symbols, logos and icons (expressed in graffiti) that serve the gangs as a complex visual code for displaying identity and challenging rivals.

Released in 1990

Askwith Media Library 53465-D 58 minutes

Posted by mcmike at March 21, 2011 09:42 AM

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