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Planet B-boy / Southpole ; [presented by] Elephant Eye Films and Mondo Paradiso Productions NYC in association with Mental Pictures ; produced by Amy Lo ; directed and produced by Benson Lee.

Lo, Amy. (Added Author). Lee, Benson. (Added Author). Southpole (Firm) (Added Author). Elephant Eye Films (Added Author). Mondo Paradiso Productions NYC (Firm) (Added Author). Mental Pictures (Firm) (Added Author). Arts Alliance America (Firm) (Added Author). OverDrive, Inc. (Added Author).

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  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Arts Alliance America, [2009]

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General Note:
Downloadable video file.
Title from title screen (viewed on Nov. 10, 2009).
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by OverDrive; access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Vasco Nunes; editors, Jeff Marcello, Benson Lee; original music, Woody Pak, Mowg, Peter Miser.
Summary, etc.:
Set in the international world of B-boying - the urban dance more commonly known as 'breakdancing.' Weaving between the vivid backdrops of Osaka, Paris, Seoul and Las Vegas, unforgettable images frame the intimate stories of dancers who struggle for their dreams despite being misunderstood by the larger society and even their own families. An American dancer in Vegas looks for his big break; a Korean son seeks his father's approval; a twelve-year-old boy in France confronts his family's racism. All the dancers lives collide in Germany where their skills are put to the ultimate test: the "Battle of the year" finals, with crews from 18 nations vying for the title of World Champion.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Also available as DVD; previously issued as Arts Alliance America 670548.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: OverDrive Media Console (file size: 513407KB).
Subject: Break dancing.
Break dancers.
Contests > Germany.
Urban youth.
African American young men
Young men.
Genre: Feature films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Dance > Performance.
Documentary > Performance.
Feature films.

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