Jordan Downs is the most recognizable housing project in South Central Los Angeles.
After surviving two riots, birthing the notorious Grape St. Crips, and starring in the film “Menace II Society”, The 700+ low-income housing units that make up this neighborhood are being torn down.

Drew Bachrach was granted unprecedented access to capture this moment in Jordan Downs’ history and Watts Waits serves as a last look at the 73-year-old cultural icon.

Produced with the generous support of Project Fatherhood and People Living Safe.


Director: Drew Bachrach –
Cinematography: Sayer Danforth –
Music: Kyle Johnston
Sound Design: Sean McDonald
Helicopter support: Star Helicopters