A documentary short (2008) directed and produced by Corinne Manabat Cueva

We all go through transitions in life, whether it’s a career change, or moving, but for D. Wan, hers has been very extreme – from the gang life to a “normal” life. “Excuse My Gangsta Ways” is a visual poetic documentary portrait on D. Wan, a Chinese American woman, who was a former gang member from the 1990s Lower East Side. With interviews from her grandmother and godfather, we will take a look at the person she was and the person she has become, where fate and inspiration endure.

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