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End Gang Life Myths and Realities Module 1

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Myths: You’ll make lots of money and be powerful & Selling a little bit of drugs isn’t a big deal.
The first module disputes the myth of having lots of money, fancy cars, power and that transporting a little bit of drugs is no big deal. The basis of the first module is essentially high risk, high reward.

End Gang Life Myths and Realities Module 2

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Myths: As a gangster’s girlfriend/wife you’ll have everything you want & Girls and women aren’t allowed to join gangs.

The second module focuses specifically on female involvement in gangs. Girls have a role to play too, and they aren’t immune to the violence.

End Gang Life Myths and Realities Module 3

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Myths: You’ll have plenty of friends and they won’t care if you’re a gangster & You’ll be respected and feared wherever you go & You can always get out whenever you want

The third module highlights the misconception that gang members will be your friends, people you count on, and that that lifestyle will earn you respect. Gang life is a book that gets judged by its cover. The horrors aren’t revealed until later.

End Gang Life Myths and Realities Module 4

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Myths: Someone will always have your back and you’ll be protected & Even if you do end up in prison, your gang will protect you

The fourth module focuses on the belief that a gang is like a brotherhood and support system. The reality of the situation is that you are entirely alone, fighting a losing battle.

End Gang Life Myths and Realities Module 5

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Myth: You’ll live a long and happy life

The myth of living a long and happy life is demystified entirely in the fifth module. It is no secret, but many gangsters don’t live past the age of 30.

End Gang Life Myths and Realities Module 6

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Myths: Gang murders are a victimless crime & Gangs are only a lower class, ethnic problem & “No one in ‘my’ family would ever be in a gang”& Once kids join a gang there’s no hope for them

The sixth module serves to eliminate the stigma that surrounds gang life. It is easy to brush it off and say that these people got what they deserved, and that the murder of a gangster is a victimless crime. But there are victims: the parents, spouses, and children who are left behind to suffer.

End Gang Life – Myths & Realities (Modules 1 to 6)

Tags: CFSEU, End Gang Life!, gang

End Gang Life – Myths & Realities is a series of six gang prevention and education videos that provide a unique thought-provoking look into many of the main myths surrounding gangs and expose the truths and perils of gangs, all with the aim of promoting community conversations about gangs, their effects on communities, and to prevent and deter youth and young adults from entering gang life.

Each video runs between 7 and 10 minutes long and features interviews with parents who have lost children to gang-related murders, police officers who have spent years investigating gangs and gang-related murders, and former gang members who give rare insight into the world of gangs and gang violence.

The six part video series is comprised of interwoven real-life anecdotes told from the perspective of former gangsters, parents of slain gang members, as well as police officers who have dealt with both the enforcement of gangsters in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia as well as the bloody aftermaths. The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia worked in collaboration with Odd Squad Productions and Bright Light Studios to put together this sophisticated video project that dispels many of the common myths around gangs.

 

Tears for April: Beyond the Blue Lens

Tags: documentary, downtown eastside, drugs, trailer

Odd Squad Production’s fascinating and sometimes disturbing look at the lives of five addicted people over the course of ten years in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Scathed

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Crystal methamphetamine has roared across the globe, leaving wrecked lives, broken dreams, and death in its wake. Its use has cost millions in policing and health expenditures. Scathed analyzes the problem through the eyes of current and recovering users, their families, health-care workers and police. This hard-hitting  documentary demonstrates that using crystal meth is a poison derived from poisons. Scathed is suitable for high school students, their parents, educators, and anyone interested in understanding the seductive lure of illicit drugs.

Stolen Lives

Tags: documentary, drugs, educational

This high-impact short film deals with the highly-dangerous and destructive criminal act of stealing cars. RCMP officer Tim Shields explains that the vast majority of car thieves are those who are addicted to drugs. They steal cars and trucks so they can commit other crimes to raise cash and buy more drugs. All too many times, death ensues.

Gangs & Guns

Tags: documentary, drugs, educational, gangs

Gangs & Guns is a documentary that digs deep into the culture and inner workings of criminal gangs. In partnership with Surrey Safe Schools, Odd Squad interviewed professionals, social workers, police, and gang members to inform viewers  about gang structure, recruitment, and prevention/intervention strategies for youth who are involved in, or at risk from gang activity.

Riding With Madonna

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Available now on iTunes

Linda Stewart is a Vancouver Police Officer with a long history, not to mention a strong passion for street policing.  She goes to work early to help keep our city safe; Linda is an experienced hostage negotiator.  This film looks at the career, future, and extraordinary personality of an inspirational policewoman.

 

Not a Game

Tags: documentary, drugs, educational, trailer

Not a Game is an educational tool for teachers and parents of elementary school children on the dangers of crystal meth. Guided by an advisory panel of medical, educational, and law enforcement professionals, Not a Game delivers an age-appropriate message to our most valuable and vulnerable resource: our children.

End Gang Life! Film Day Two

Tags: CFSEU, education, gangs, prevention

Odd Squad Productions, through the direct management of the Executive Director are currently working on a ground breaking educational production in conjunction with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) and Brightlight Pictures. When released these modules will be available across the Province and will continue to highlight the message to “End Gang Life”. The project team is working hard to have this delivered for the Fall of 2014.

End Gang Life! Film Day One

Tags: CFSEU, educational, End Gang Life!, gangs

Odd Squad Productions, through the direct management of the Executive Director are currently working on a ground breaking educational production in conjunction with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) and Brightlight Pictures. When released these modules will be available across the Province and will continue to highlight the message to “End Gang Life”. The project team is working hard to have this delivered for the Fall of 2014.

End Gang Life! On the Road with CFSEU

Tags: CFSEU, documentary, downtown eastside, educational, End Gang Life!, trailer

Odd Squad Productions, through the direct management of the Executive Director are currently working on a ground breaking educational production in conjunction with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) and Brightlight Pictures. When released these modules will be available across the Province and will continue to highlight the message to “End Gang Life”. The project team is working hard to have this delivered for the Fall of 2014.

Jewels & Jeans Charity Affair

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Thank you to all of our Sponsors & Supporters for making this event a success!

Only when we come together can we build an effective model for combating youth gangs, drug-use, and violence.