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2014 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

BATTLE GROUNDS: THE HARD HITS OF FEMALE POPPERS

Directed by Devon de Leña

United States / 2016 / Documentary / 36 mins

Precedes:
MASSIVE MONKEES: THE BEACON and BATTLE GROUNDS: THE HARD HITS OF FEMALE POPPERS

Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
February 24, 2017 8:00 pm

Description

Facing both isolation and sexism within the street dancing community, Angel Alviar-Langley decides to organize and the first international dance battle for female-identified poppers in Seattle.


Director's Bio

As a mixed-raced filipina/white woman, I value the importance of intersectionality and honoring complexity within our stories and movements. I believe in building power through healing, creativity and cultural work. My vision is to weave stories of identity, resilience and imagination together so that we can cultivate authentic representations of people living at the intersections and fringes of our society.



Precedes

  1. MASSIVE MONKEES: THE BEACON

    Shannon Gee / United States / 2016 / Documentary / 30 mins
    The Massive Monkees Crew started in the mid-90s as a group of kids bonding around a love of hip-hop and dance at a local rec center. After winning world championships and achieving many other accolades in the break dance community, the crew now runs their own studio, The Beacon, in the heart of Seattle, where they teach, mentor, and inspire people of all ages.

    Preceded by: BATTLE GROUNDS: THE HARD HITS OF FEMALE POPPERS


Dates & Times

Precedes:
MASSIVE MONKEES: THE BEACON and BATTLE GROUNDS: THE HARD HITS OF FEMALE POPPERS

Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
February 24, 2017 8:00 pm