or


[01/29/09 - 01:30 PM]
Investigation Discovery Explores the Dark and Hidden Cultures of Gangs Around the World in Gang Nation
The series makes its U.S. premiere Tuesday, February 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from Investigation Discovery]

Investigation Discovery Explores the Dark and Hidden Cultures of Gangs Around the World in GANG NATION

January 29, 2009

(Silver Spring, MD) � Hosted by investigative journalist Ross Kemp, GANG NATION explores the mysterious and brutal existence of some of the world�s most notorious gangs. Giving viewers a glimpse into gang mentality and lifestyle, Kemp immerses himself in the vastly different cultures in an attempt to better understand their violent behavior and understand what � if anything � is being done to control them. Each hour-long episode follows Kemp as he journeys around the globe into these organization�s inner worlds to interview members and their leaders and talk to people in the surrounding communities. GANG NATION makes its U.S. premiere Tuesday, February 10 at 10 PM ET on Investigation Discovery.

Informative and immersive, GANG NATION sheds light on the cultures and motivations of these notorious organizations like never before. In each episode, Kemp falls to the mercy of the gang members as he joins their everyday lives in an attempt to try and understand them. He receives unprecedented access through the organizations� leadership, local conduits and law enforcement. From MS13�s origins in El Salvador to the expanding Neo-Nazis within Russia, Kemp�s quests allow viewers to experience first-hand the gangs� local haunts and to better understand what makes these organizations tick. The series attempts to explain how each gang culture originated and why people choose to join, and also foreshadows what the consequences could be if the governments choose to intercede, or choose to turn a blind eye.

GANG NATION episodes include:

Episode 1: El Salvador

Ross Kemp journeys deep into the heart of El Salvador and meets with the MS13 (Mara Salvatrucha), known as one of the most dangerous gangs in the world, and their rivals the 18th Street gang. Kemp immerses himself with key members of the MS13 gang and examines the reasoning behind the members� involvement and the on-going war between the two gangs.

Episode 2: Moscow

Ross Kemp gets inside Moscow�s vicious Neo-Nazi gangs and uncovers the motivation behind a recent wave of racist attacks. Kemp explores the extent to which these �national socialist� groups are gaining power in the country.

Episode 3: Cape Town

In this episode, Ross Kemp gets access to the Numbers gang, a highly dangerous and volatile organization operating within Cape Town�s prisons. Speaking with former prisoners and wardens, Kemp learns how these violent syndicates are able to flourish within the prison system, and experiences the terrifying sensation of incarceration among vicious murderers, rapists, and violent armed-robbers.

Episode 4: Jamaica

Ross Kemp infiltrates the criminal underworld within Kingston, Jamaica, known as the murder capital of the world. Rooted originally in politics, Kingston is home to two prominent gangs and the result is a bloody turf war funded by the drug trade and spawning a new generation of violent members.

Episode 5: Poland

In Poland, Kemp confronts the violent Neo-Nazi football hooligans who have become one of the most feared gangs in Europe. These groups are comprised of primarily young men with few prospects in life. They use violence as a means of escape and Kemp experiences a brutal face-off with police riot squads.

Episode 6: Columbia

For forty years, Columbia has been embroiled in civil war as paramilitary and guerilla forces fight for control. Gangs play a part in this conflict and Kemp meets with the most secretive of them all, the Sicarios. These small groups, mostly under the employ of the paramilitaries, operate as gangs of assassins and kill whoever is considered a threat.

Episode 7: East Timor

More than two-thirds of Timorese youth are believed to be in gangs, and Ross Kemp investigates the violent rivalry between two of East Timor�s gangs, the Sacred Heart and the Seven Seven. The rivalries and actions of these gangs have brought the country to the verge of collapse, and Kemp travels with UN peacekeepers as he witnesses this youthful nation�s descent into anarchy.

GANG NATION is produced by for Investigation Discovery by Tiger Aspect Productions. Ross Kemp and Clive Tulloh are executive producers for Tiger Aspect, and Jane Latman is executive producer for Investigation Discovery. GANG NATION is the U.S. premiere of the series ROSS KEMP ON GANGS, which won a BAFTA award for factual programming in 2006.

About Investigation Discovery

Investigation Discovery (ID) is the source for fact-based investigative content about culture, history and the human condition. ID, the new authority in real investigations, is expanding partnerships with leading news organizations and production companies to bring the strongest analytic, factual investigative and current affairs programming to more than 52 million U.S. households. Providing the highest quality investigative programming focused on fascinating stories of human nature from the past to the present, ID�s in-depth documentaries and series challenge viewers on important issues shaping our culture and defining our world. For more information, please visit investigation.discovery.com.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world�s number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.





  [january 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· GANG NATION (ID)





[03/29/17 - 07:00 AM]
Wedding Bells Ring for Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell as Hosts of Freeform's "Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings" Special Airing Sunday, May 7
The 90-minute special will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the one-of-a-kind weddings and magical engagements that take place at Disney Destinations around the globe.

[03/29/17 - 06:06 AM]
"Thunderbirds Are Go" (Season 3) Debuts on April 21
From their hidden island base in the South Pacific, the five Tracy brothers pilot remarkable, cutting-edge Thunderbird vehicles from the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of space - all for one purpose: to help others in need.

[03/29/17 - 06:02 AM]
Amazon Greenlights Untitled McLaren Racing Docuseries Exclusively for Prime Video
The series follows McLaren, founded in 1963, as they prepare to challenge for the 2017 World Championship, with new Executive Director and former racer Zak Brown leading the famed racing organization.

[03/29/17 - 06:01 AM]
Taylor Cole and Steve Lund Star in "The Art of Us" Premiering May 20
The film also has a prominent story arc for "Vincent the Dog" and other adorable canines, part of Crown Media Family Networks' global pet initiative.

[03/29/17 - 05:30 AM]
"52nd Academy of Country Music Awards(TM)" Can't-Miss Collaborations & Presenters Announced
The featured collaborations will include 14-time ACM Award(R) winner and 14-time ACM Awards host Reba McEntire and contemporary Christian artist Lauren Daigle performing "Back to God."

[03/28/17 - 02:16 PM]
Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman Handcraft Their Return to NBC with Six-Episode Order for "The Handmade Project"
The competition series celebrates artisanship and the makers who can create amazing things with their hands ... and a few tools too.

[03/28/17 - 01:39 PM]
"Rescue Dog to Super Dog" Gives Assistance and Comfort to Those in Need and Purpose and a Forever Home to Rescue Dogs
In Animal Planet's new series, shelter dogs are given a second chance to become a companion to someone in need.

[03/28/17 - 01:22 PM]
24-Hour Disney Junior Channel Celebrates 4 Years at #1 Turbocharged by "Mickey and the Roadster Racers"
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[03/28/17 - 01:15 PM]
Animal Owners Look to Make Big Changes for Their Overweight Pets in Animal Planet's "My Fat Pet"
In Animal Planet's all-new series, animal expert and trainer Travis Brorsen works with pets and their owners through a four-month long weight-loss journey.

[03/28/17 - 01:01 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Returns in April with All-Star Lineups
Look for Louis C.K. and The Chainsmokers on April 8 followed by Jimmy Fallon and Harry Styles on April 15.

[03/28/17 - 12:58 PM]
NBC to Broadcast All Winter Olympic Programming Live Across All Time Zones
Whether daytime, primetime or late night, all U.S. viewers will be able to watch NBC's coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, at the same time.

[03/28/17 - 12:38 PM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Goes Beyond the Iconic Franco Zeffirelli Miniseries in "The Real Jesus of Nazareth"
40 years later, the actor who portrayed the Son of God, Robert Powell, is returning to the Holy Land to seek out clues to the real historical figure who inspired Christianity.

[03/28/17 - 11:44 AM]
Nickelodeon Wins 1Q 17 with All Kids' Demos, Marks Yearly Growth and Captures All Top Ten Shows for Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[03/28/17 - 11:16 AM]
The Family Celebrates Five Years Together in the Emotional 90-Minute Series Finale of "Switched at Birth," Airing Tuesday, April 11, on Freeform
In the emotional 90-minute series finale of the award-winning drama, Kathryn becomes nostalgic when she realizes that it's been five years since the switch was discovered and the two families started living together.

[03/28/17 - 10:41 AM]
"Married at First Sight" Moves to Lifetime Starting April 20
The new spin-off series, "Married at First Sight: Second Chances," giving two past viewer favorites the chance to find love again, debuts Thursday, April 27.