Gang Girl

“The docu-film Gang Girl takes a look at a mother’s attempt to save her daughter from street life every way she knows how. Valerie’s camera penetrates the parties, the meetings; the drug induced states and reaches the heart of the hood lifestyle. This was crucial for her to do in order to understand her daughter Nafeesa’s mindset, which is complicated, compounded with the girl’s LGBT sexual persuasion, also at issue. 
In the film we see Valerie trying various modalities to let her daughter experience life outside of Nafeesa’s gang clique. She loves Nafeesa but so do the gang members. How can a mother’s tough love win over unconditional love that excuses all behavior and makes no apologies?”