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Mateen Cleaves in Flintown Kids

Flintown Kids

2005 NR

Filmmaker Omar McGee trains an unflinching lens on the large African-American community of his hometown of Flint, Mich., where -- despite a legacy of producing NBA stars -- violence, drugs and poverty are a sad way of life. This gritty documentary examines the economically troubled city's broken education system, which overly stresses basketball success. NBA stars Morris Peterson, Tracy McGrady, Glen Rice and others appear.