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Emerald in the Rough is an independently produced documentary, by G&G Motion Pictures in association with 4th Street Production. Inspired by three generations of men, raised in Long Beach during uncertain times, the central focus of this film is to uncover, encourage and perpetuate the importance of opting in to fatherhood. Emerald in the Rough is a follow up to the 2013 Documentary, The Game Don’t Change, Just the Player's. This is the second film by director/producer Sylvester “Duke” Givens that focuses on the socio-economic challenges present in Long Beach that can be altered by conscious cooperation between community leaders and its citizens.

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