In 2001, when Training Day was released and Denzel Washington uttered those lines “King Kong ain’t got Sh** on ME!” everyone was raving about the movie and how gritty it was, how real. I was blown away that Antoine Fuqua was actually allowed into th Jungle in South Central Los Angeles, let alone allowed to film it. It was later known that the reason he was allowed this exclusive look was becasue of Cle Shaheed Sloan, or Bone as he is more properly known. Sloan is an Athens Park Blood and a leader in his community. He was brought on and starred in the movie to offer a realistic portrayal of Los Angeles gang life. In 2006, Fuqua, along with NBA star Sam Cassell, assisted Sloan with the release of his own documentary titled Bastards Of The Party. The film was a journey for Bone, as he looks to uncover the history of not only the Blood gang in LA, but the origins of the gangs themselves. What starts as a quest for knowledge comes full circle and becomes a step towards self realization and the path towards healing. Sloan has been very active in the Los Angeles gang community speaking about the lifestyle and educating those not neccesarily on the outside but the ones inside the gangs. He has started a non-profit organization called Aktive, which does this for gangs worldwide. I strongly recommend this documentary for everyone. You don’t know where you’re going to you figure out where you’ve been. You can’t heal something you don’t know anything about.