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“Surviving the Jungle”

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Defying the odds of overcoming violence and incarceration at a young age, Alton Pitre seeks to inspire the uninspired in this short poetry video “Surviving the Jungle” directed by A.I.A. Network. Depicted in this brief film is the gang life of his South Central Los Angeles neighborhood, The Jungles.

Pitre experienced many hardships as a youth growing up in his community which goes unnoticed too often. It is a reality that can not be fabricated but one that needs to be changed. The success of many natives making it out of the Jungle is rare, but Pitre shows that it is definitely possible by him getting accepted to Morehouse College.

To see the work of Alton Pitre visit http://www.africaninamerica.org/altonpitre

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