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Colors Straight Up

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Children's Issues, Culture & Society, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues, Theater
  • Director:Michèle Ohayon


This documentary offers an inside look at Colors United, a performing-arts workshop set up as an after-school activity for at-risk teens at Jordan High School in the tough Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts. As the students rehearse a musical theater piece (a musical update of Romeo and Juliet called Watts Side Story), we learn more about the African-American and Latino teenagers involved in the project, as they struggle against the temptations of guns, drugs, and violence and use Colors United as a safe...more