Segun's Story

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Episode 1 of 2

Duration: 30 minutes

Chronicling the toll that gang affiliation exacts on the Matondo and Cave families. We hear from 13-year-old Segun who feels pressured to join a gang, from former gang members and those jailed for gang-related crimes, from an active gang who reveal why they are still involved, and from the police, who are unrelenting in their battle to destroy gangs and their culture.

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  • Photo: Segun

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