Mass Appeal delivers it’s gripping documentary focusing on the mean streets of Camden New Jersey.
A Child Invincible follows Fontane as he gives a tour of the New Jersey city where he grew up and still lives. Just five years ago, the murder rate in Camden was the highest of anywhere in the entire United States, and even today, the specter of death and danger is always present.
Lately, there have been news reports that Camden’s crime rate is decreasing. But numbers can be finessed in ways that reality cannot. Fontane says that after the city’s police literally gave up and quit, only to be replaced by Guardian Angels and then militarized police, he hasn’t seen that much of a difference. “You still got that ‘gotta look over your shoulder twice’ feeling,” he says.
Watch the full documentary of Camden: A Child Invincible below, and check out Mir Fontane’s latest album, also called Camden om ITunes.
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