GANG GIRL: A MOTHER'S JOURNEY TO SAVE HER DAUGHTER
Valerie Goodloe, a LA-based professional photographer for a national magazine, thought that she and her family had it made. She imagined that her daughter would go to college, excel in her chosen career and never have to worry about issues fueled by poverty, such as being on welfare, selling drugs or using food stamps. That dream, however, became a nightmare when Goodloe discovered that her troubled daughter Nafeesa had joined the Bloods, a notorious Los Angeles gang. After many sleepless nights and court appearances with her daughter, Goodloe determined that not only did she need answers to help explain how she found herself on this path with Nafeesa, but that she would take it upon herself to increase awareness about the huge numbers of girls and women involved in the gang lifestyle. Join the filmmaker following the screening for a conversation about the issue of gang culture.