Project Description

Sammy just wants to keep his sister safe. Stacey just wants to look out for her brother. Tyrone just wants to make some new friends. Jesse just wants to watch his friend’s back.

This project focused on gang presence in our neighbourhoods and the pressures youth face finding social connection and identity. Why is gang life so appealing?

Follow Sammy’s journey from the beginnings of a childhood friendship, as it evolves through a neighbourhood youth gang to the demise of a close friend.

Written by Rex Deverell and created in collaboration with youth who have experienced violence, the plot covered snitching, family relationships, friendship, theft, gun violence and many other issues that affect young people living with gang presence in their communities.

Production Sponsor

The logo for the Toronto Police Services Board.