Wannabe: Life and Death in a Small Town Gang

The gang-related murder/suicide of four teenagers rocks a quiet Wisconsin community.

Independent Lens
Premiere Date
August 1, 1999
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
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The Film

Wannabe examines the gang-related murder/suicide of four teenagers that rocked the quiet community of Appleton, Wisconsin in May 1995. This compelling program explores issues of race, family dysfunction, and youth violence in the context of one small, middle-American town.