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Boyz N the Hood

Boyz N the Hood is a 1991 film directed by African-American director John Singleton. Starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, Laurence Fishburne and Nia Long[?], the film depicts life in crime ridden South Central Los Angeles, California. It is the strory of a young man navigating his way through the pitfalls of being young and black in an American ghetto ('hood', abbreviation of neighborhood). It is notable for de-sensationalizing, exploring the roots of violence in urban America and the Cinema. It was nominated for both Best Director and Screen Play during the 1991 Oscar Awards.

In 2002 the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.



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