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From B-Boys to Being Men   2146

Release date: Sat 11 Jun 2011
Running time:37 (0h37’)
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Breakdancing, now called B-Boying, seems an unlikely tool to effect social change and empower communities. But, as this raw film shows, passion, tenacity and a shoestring budget combined with a cool tool to reach the kids, makes for individual miracles. Using footage from the 1980s and 1990s, and interviews with the original B-Boy innovators, the filmmaker collates the history of the phenomena from local community hall spats, to international award and respect-winning battles, and from local activists to international diplomats. Special focus is reserved for the valuable work that Emile (Black Noise) and Jansen do with Heal the Hood, but the film does provide great background detail and valuable insight into the national Hip-Hop scene.

Genre: Documentary
Directed by: Taswell Jansen

Links: Nu Metro Cinemas movie page for ‘From B-Boys to Being Men’