Back in October 2013, I went to the Philadelphia Film Festival and was lucky enough to catch the documentary film 12 O'Clock Boys, by Lofty Nathan. After the film debuted, Nathan answered some of the audience's questions. One of the most controversial questions asked was how race played a factor while shooting in a predominantly black neighborhood. Though this is only the trailer, questions of race and acceptance are constantly brought up as you watch riveting clips of young boys trying to prove themselves as men. While I don't want to get into a political debate over America's youth, this film is unforgettably gritty and one that you won't want to miss.
Gritty Film Causes Controversy Over America's Youth