Thanks to your votes, the true story of former gang members turned street saviors, working to reverse the violence on the streets of L.A, “License to Operate,”
won this weekend’s Project of the Week contest!
Congratulations to “License to Operate” and director James Lipetzky. The filmmaker will receive a digital distribution consultation from SnagFilms and the film is now officially a candidate for Project of the Month. That winner will be awarded with a consultation from the Tribeca Film Institute.
Here’s what the project’s about:
Shot over the summer of 2013, LTO: License to Operate is a feature-length documentary about former gang members who have come together on a mission to stop the violence they were once a part of. These men earned a license to operate based on their histories as leaders in their respective gangs. This status now empowers them to negotiate on behalf of the community, resolving conflicts and limiting retaliation killings. In a genre that focuses on violence, “License to Operate” is about a viable, working solution coming from within.