MAYOTTE HIP HOP REVOLUTION
Synopsis:Ten years ago, hip-hop in Mayotte did not exist, or almost. Today, in an energy that recalls the origins of this culture in the West, thousands Mahoran youth unites around this movement.
Nadja Harek went to meet the activists of this movement. They are dancers, graphic designers, musicians, associations, and they allow a French youth to express themselves and to dream. Hip-hop turns out to be a way to learn to believe in themselves, to find a place in society, to affirm their dreams and their identity.
DANCING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS
Director: Hiphophuis & Sheree Lenting
Synopsis: The mini doc was created as part of a larger program to celebrate and commemorate 150 years of keti koti and 50 years of hiphop culture.
IT AIN’T WHERE YOU FROM / THE MAIN CIRCLE 7.83
Director: Philip Jamal Rachid
Country:United Arab Emirates
Synopsis:What do you do when you grow up without a family or a homeland, with a different vibe and a different tribe? You have to create your own path. This is the story of It Ain’t Where You From. A Love letter to Hip Hop
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST “DEAR DILLA”
Director: Konee Rok
Synopsis:A delivery man dreams of having a motorcycle. He was told that everything would be like a musical film.
WAAK AN DANZ (WALK AN DANCE)
Director:Esteban Richmond U
Synopsis:At the seashore, a body sprouts between sand and cement. His dance guides us on a journey through the ancestral afromestizo heritage and the various ways to experience dance in the city of Puerto Limón. A place where when people walk, they dance.
Director:Ford Mckeown Larose, Phethsari Pathammavong
Synopsis:If the world were to recreate itself in an empty space, how would new forms of life appropriate this environment? How would they evolve? Through lights and movements, Creatura explores the concept of genesis and evolution in a post-apocalyptic universe.
RED BULL BC ONE 2021 VENEZUELA ARRIBA!
Director:Leonardo M Giron
Synopsis:After 10 years without covering the @redbullbcone World Finals, @breaktownvzla’s DJLG returns to experience the tournament alongside Bgirl Estrella, Bboy Lion, LIL G, and MINI JOEAn up and down of emotions, but with a great battle won! A meeting with friends from all over the world in a single meeting point GDANSK, POLANDAn anecdote of how Venezuela got there and today is known internationally in Breakin’
Director:Stephan Cornelio Velema
Synopsis:Based on an interview given by Guy Ritchie, the following can be concluded. Every woman or man has two identities; the identity given at birth, deep within themselves, and an identity they feel is projected upon them by the outside world. There has to be a reconciliation between the two. As we step into a moment in Jason Ritchie’s downwards spiraling life after he experienced a severe trauma, we quickly learn that within himself there is the solution to his pain. There is no outside world except for what he makes of it. He must become the master of his life, even trough pain and failure. He finds this answer by accidentally passing out into a state of meditation and dance.
THE DOCUMENTARY OF KILLA KOLYA
Director:Adilkhan Maratovich Dyussembayev, Daulet Dyussembeevich Tukayev
Synopsis:Documentary about Nikolay Chernikov a.k.a. BBOY KILLA KOLYA. Dedicated to his 20 years of dancer career. The view on dance, important events and the way “Simple System” crew influenced on a breaking development in Kazakhstan – this is what this film about.
DON’T PLAY WITH L(KN)IVES
Director:Omari ‘Motion’ Carter
Country: United Kingdom
Synopsis:‘Don’t Play with L(Kn)ives’ is an original Hip Hop Screendance piece that explores knife crime in the UK. Bringing together some of the UK’s finest Hip Hop dancers, a live violinist & a spoken word artist. ‘Don’t Play with L(Kn)ives’ shines a light on this taboo aspect of British culture – sharing untold stories to deliver a poignant message to young people.
Synopsis:A collective born by the love for Hip Hop culture, in one of the most contradictory places of all. They tirelessly seek to foster and strengthen this culture, taking their name all over on Brazil and the world. Facing all kinds of prejudices they persist in the battle to be better for others. Because they believe that culture is not about what we like, but what can really change lives.
Grew up in the small town of Poprad in Slovakia he has been since he was six years old. When he was 14, he got his first computer and he was breakdance since already 3 years. He started edit videos in 2003 before the YouTube era, so at that time was all about trying and failing. He has been inspired by Little Shao at the beginning, and was Shao who showed him the tricks to become a professional photographer and videographer in the breaking world and make him believe that it was possible. Today, in the internet era, he is overwhelmed of inspiration and constantly look for people all over the globe who are doing cool things.
American music video & documentary director, animator & dancer. He has done film and video work with many popular artists in hip-hop, rap music and breaking culture. Konee is a member of the breaking crew, Chicago Tribe & most recently, Artistic Director with the Golden State Warriors’ Golden State Entertainment film & music label.
Photo © Ryan Brockmeier
Now a journalist and filmmaker for media outlets (BBC, Le Monde…), Antoine Schirer spent a decade documenting breaking culture. A member of the French collective Style2ouf, he traveled the world to shoot battles and dancers, from the big events like R16 or Chelles Pro, to local jams in Sudan or El Salvador. His most noticed piece is probably “IBE Is Me”, a B-Boy point-of-view short film inspired from a Nike ad, and featuring a number of dance legends including Hong 10, Benji, Mennoh…
Iraqi Kurdish filmmaker, born in 1978, Sofia, Bulgaria and raised in Amsterdam. He is a self taught Writer, Director, Producer & Consultant. His independent films always have Humanitarian themes. His first recognition came when he shot a short film on a Flip cam in Kurdistan 2011 and the film was screened at the Duhok International Film Festival and nominated in San Diego Kurdish Youth Film festival. In 2014 he won the Samsung Short film competition at The Dubai International Film Festival. After that he won the Silver Act Responsible award in Cannes for a UN Female Rights awareness campaign in 2015. With his new short films “The Moonlight Rider”, “SHE” and Hoody Man, he has been nominated and won 15 awards Internationally
He is a photographer, director and creative. Born and raised in Australia Mason has been working in between Hawaii and Los Angeles and California.
STEPHAN CORNELIO VELEMA (Head2Toe crew)
He has been developing a film style best described as Urban Experimental Narrative. After being part of underground street culture for years and later studying visual design and cinema language, his signature can be found in analyzing emotion and flow out of movement, while maintaining focus on story. Aiming to be both vivid and clear to convey powerful messages. His independent work tends to be conceptual and dark, while his documentary work is open and about touching the core of peoples intrinsic motives. He works project based for creative agencies, production houses and the cultural sector, while maintaining a clear focus on personal creative growth, still photography and development of independent film.
If you watch any breaking content, the chances are you’ve already seen some of his work. He’s created original content for World Breaking Classic, the Notorious IBE, Undisputed, Red Bull and more. With his work being seen and enjoyed by millions of people across the globe, often unknowingly. Producing everything from livestreams to interviews, event broadcasts, documentaries and original dance content. Outside the dance scene, Owen is a multi-award winning digital creative producing content for advertising campaigns in the UK.
PAUL VAN DAL
He started breaking in 2000 and is one of the co-founder of the breaking crew The Ruggeds. From 2008 onwards Paul has been busy organising breaking events and in 2009, he co-founded World BBoy Classic. From 2013 he has been involved into the Red Bull BC One on an annual base and been responsible for the media production of events such as The Notorious IBE, Undisputed BBoy Masters. In 2016 he co-founded the Dutch Breaking League for the upcoming youth in The Netherlands and since the inclusion of Breaking into the Olympics he’s part of the breaking commission of the Dutch Dance Federation. In 2010 he started co-managing Prodance TV which he later took fully over and transformed into New Dance TV. New Dance TV will be an online platform for high quality street dance content giving the culture it’s platforms it deserves. Driven by the roots of our culture, Paul is determined to make the world of Dancing, and Breaking in particular known to a global audience.