BATTLE GROUNDS: THE HARD HITS OF FEMALE POPPERS
Directed by Devon de Leña
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.
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.
Shannon Gee / United States / 2016 / Documentary / 30 minsThe 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