Down For Life

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Narrative Feature

Director: Alan Jacobs

Producers: Scott Alvarez and Frank Aragon

Writers: Alan Jacobs, Tina Calderon

Cast: Jessica Romero, Danny Glover, Laz Alonso, Kate del Castillo, Snoop Dogg

Running Time: 1 hour 36 minutes

Country of Origin: USA

Language: English


Anjelica “Rascal” Soto is a 15 year-old gang leader in Watts. Surrounded by escalating violence and racial tension, Rascal fears that her days in the gang are numbered. Encouraged by her English teacher to apply for a summer writing program in Iowa, Rascal hopes to use the material from her life to write her way out of Watts. The forces around Rascal thrust her into a vicious cycle of violence that seems almost impossible to escape. Will she make the dangerous decision to renounce her loyalty to the gang, or will she remain ‘Down For Life’.



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