Hackensack Performing Arts Center is presenting the film “Think Twice Little Gangsta” this Saturday at 4 p.m., which with be followed but Q&A panel discussion.
The 2009 film stars rapper, actor and East Orange native Treach of the famous rap group Naughty by Nature. Co-director and Hackensack native Jamie Bland wants the world to know that crime doesn’t pay, and that gang involvement can lead to a debt of death, according to the film's website.
The film shows the real-life living situations in the young adult world. The focus in on drug prevention and awareness as well as on solutions for how to deal with peer pressure and understanding the importance of leadership. The goal is to bring back the family structure and encourage parents to sacrifice to help their children, according to HACPAC's website.
Tickets to the event are $15 and available at hacpac.org. HACPAC is located at 102 State St.