Rize

rize

“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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