The life of an outlaw biker is an untamed one, where the wide-open streets are home and your Harley-Davidson is soul. Among the big motorcycle gangs, the Mongols Motorcycle Club is a younger brigade but has managed to build a fearsome reputation since its inception by Vietnam Veterans in 1969. Former members tell their stories of initiation and the wild lifestyle. These clubs are labeled "outlaw" for a reason. Members give rare, behind-the-scenes access to investigations and infiltrations of the Mongols and its members' criminal rackets. See what life is like for an undercover agent posing as a hell-bent biker. Outlaws are revered in American history. Saddle up on your steel horse and blast down the highway into the world of the Mongols. From backyard brawls in Silicon Valley to kung fu battles in the backstreets of the Bronx, investigate the codes and core values of America's underground fight clubs. What drives men to battle their fellow men in unrestricted hand-to-hand combat? Why are some fighting styles outlawed, forcing their proponents to operate in clandestine locations? And with the rise of no-rules Mixed Martial Arts, is America becoming addicted to violence? Experts explore the reasons and hidden desires behind fight club members' primal urges to do battle, and the see the heavy physical and emotional toll these often unsanctioned clashes can have.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Hidden in America - Hidden Colors - Netflix
Hidden Colors is the name of an ongoing documentary filmseries directed by Tariq Nasheed and produced through King Flex Entertainment, to explain and describe the marginalizing of African Americans in America and the world. All four films were funded by separate Kickstarter campaigns.
Hidden in America - Reception - Netflix
The radio program Powertalk hosted by Lorraine Jacques-White called the movie “eye-opening and necessary.” Consciousness Magazine described it as “a brilliant and must see especially for all black/Afrikan people.” A review of Hidden Colors 2 published in The Village Voice dismissed much of movie as conspiracy, complaining that Nasheed demonstrates “a seeming total inability to separate gibble-gabble from revealed truth, vital social concern from talk about Chemtrails and digressive subchapters with titles like 'The Hidden Truth About Santa Claus.'” The reviewer praised one contributor, Michelle Alexander, who the Voice noted was the only woman in the film, saying that “Her well-reasoned discussion of the American penal system is compelling, but it's an embarrassment that she should be placed alongside the likes of Dr. Phil Valentine, a metaphysician whose malarkey about AIDS (”the so-called immunity system of the homosexual“) is a low point, as is Umar Johnson's lionization of the late, unlamented Gaddafi and the odd nostalgia for segregation that runs throughout.” BET described the series as “one of the most successful Black independent documentaries”.
Hidden in America - References - Netflix