The Black Jacket Documentary Trailer
The Black Jacket is a verité documentary that follows a one of a kind non-profit as it works to reduce the violence in South Central Los Angeles. Aquil Basheer, a former Black Panther, leads ex-gang members and community outreach workers through a 16 week curriculum recently adopted by the Los Angeles City Council. The mission: Peace. The method: Changing the violent mindsets of influential gang members one person at a time. The result: Hundreds of less murders per year, and 87 warring neighborhoods communicating and negotiating peace agreements that stop the bloodshed before it starts. Aquil’s teaching method and course are being adopted in cities throughout the world.