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The Twin Directors Behind "Menace II Society"

Allen and Albert Hughes, 21-year old twins, and directors of "Menace II Society." Their mother steered them away from drugs and gangs when they were twelve by buying them video equipment. After making several music videos and short films, they've made their first feature. It's firmly in the gangster genre, an unflinching film about young men growing up in Watts. The film's 23-year old screenwriter Tyger Williams explains: "For every 'good' kid that makes it out of the ghetto, there are five more who don't. We asked the question, 'What's their story?'


Other segments from the episode on June 4, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 4, 1993: Interview with Stan Sesser; Interview with Allen Hughes and Albert Hughes; Tribute to Sun Ra.


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