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Crazy Dutchman filming in Harlem, South Bronx, and the Lower East Side in 1986: a teenage LL Cool J on the his nan’s door-step, little Biz Markie beatboxing on stage with Roxanne Shante etc etc… Fantastic stuff.

This engrossing documentary from 1979 is a raw look at South Bronx gang culture. The material is hard as nails, but for 2010 viewers the lack of mediation and self-consciousness is filled with nostalgia.