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This documentary episode of Life and Times offers viewers a glimpse of life in Watts. Part One: Two person profile - Phil Simms and Kingston DeCour run "United Colors/Living Literature," a drama program from students at Watt’s Jordan High School. These men and their unique approach to reaching students are the subject of an in-depth profile. Their concepts have turned the lives of many students around an significantly reduced gang violence on campus. Part Two: An interview - Chilton Alfonse (BM) is the Director of the Youth Sports Foundation, a Crenshaw area residence and school for troubled youth. His reflections and thoughts about growing up in Watts area window to success of his unusual model program. Part three: A video essay - Watt’s "Black Family Day" is an annual celebration of the value of family in the African-American community. This video essay captures the food, music, dance, tradition and lore that are essential to define heritage and impart a sense of pride and belonging from generation to generation.
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