Cheating Death

   18 March 2008, mid-afternoon

I watched Cheating Death last night, a documentary about a Toronto street thug Gyasi Ferdinand who turned his life around after an almost fatal shooting. The movie is narrated by Gyasi, who explains how he went from a regular 13 year old to a drug dealer over the course of a few years. It’s an interesting film. The version we saw was quite short, but still managed to cram a lot of information in. I enjoyed the soundtrack, which featured several Solatair instrumentals. The film was screened as part of the DIG IN to DOCS documentary series. Following the movie was a discussion with Gyasi Ferdinand, criminologist Dr. Karim Ismaili and Staff Sgt. Frank Besenthal.

The official Cheating Death web site.

 

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