If I Retaliate (25min)
Director: Derick Hale Jr.
Country: United States (California)
Jahlil, a heavily recruited High School Football Player, has just been offered a Scholarship, a “ticket” out of his crime riddled Neighborhood. While walking home from School, Jahlil and his best friend Frankie become the targets in a Gang retaliation drive-by shooting, resulting in the death of Frankie. In a true test of character, Jahlil must find out who he really is as the time comes to make a decision. Join his neighborhood’s Gang and retaliate for Frankie, thus plunging him into the destructive cycle of a never- ending gang war? Or listen to his Mother and stay true to himself.
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