Compton, CA–On this episode Slauson Girl speaks with Asim Jamal Shakir, who is a filmmaker, writer and director from South Central, Los Angeles. In 2009, his father was sentenced to 24 life sentences and he grew up with both of his parents incarcerated, so Jamal is all too familiar with our country’s criminal justice system.
Jamal took a different route however, as a college graduate who played football. He wrote and directed ‘Land of No Pity’ an 8-part series based loosely on the book of the same, written by Jamal’s stepmother about life in South Central.
Jamal uses his camera to maintain control of his own narrative and to help those trapped in inner city turmoil, to understand the source of their pain and the dysfunction we have come to normalize.
Jamal also owns a publishing and shipping company.
Visit his shop in Los Angeles. 5066 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
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