80 Blocks from Tiffany's
|80 Blocks from Tiffany's|
|Directed by||Gary Weis|
|Produced by||Gary Weis|
|Written by||John Bradshaw|
|Edited by||Michal Goldman|
Above Average Productions
80 Blocks from Tiffany's is a 1979 documentary directed by Gary Weis. It depicted the daily life of gangs within the context of the South Bronx. It dealt primary with two African American and Puerto Rican gangs known as the "Savage Skulls" and the "Savage Nomads".
The South Bronx was known for its severe social decay during the 1970s and this idea was emphasised throughout the documentary. The documentary also illustrated many social issues such as high unemployment, prostitution and drug and alcohol abuse. The name of the documentary refers to the distance between Tiffany's jewelry store, in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and the South Bronx.
80 Blocks from Tiffany's was released by Pacific Arts Entertainment for Home Video on VHS in 1985.
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