“Rize” by the famous photographer and director David LaChapelle, is an amazing documentary that showcases the dancing culture of South Central LA.

This culture is portrayed as the salvation for a community that is riddled with crime, drugs, and oppression.  The Clowning and Krumping dance culture in this film provides a positive outlet for the community’s youth as a form of “spiritual and artistic expression, as alternatives to gang participation, as a means for knitting social fabric” (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0436724/plotsummary).

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