It’s July 1977 and the South Bronx is HOT — from a heat wave, from this
new thing that would come to be known as “hip-hop,” and from the number
of fires burning throughout the borough. WELCOME TO FEAR CITY takes a
jarring, yet hopeful and funny, look at a community trying to get by in
the midst of crime, apathy, poverty, and a whole new art form that’s
about to electrify the world.