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Vergesst eure Mickey Maus Crew. Das hier ist der Real Deal, das hier sind die Urväter des kollektiven asozialen Abcornerns. Die New Yorker Gangs der frühen 70er Jahre waren nicht nur extrem gut gekleidet, sondern auch der Nährboden einer neuen Subkultur, des Hip Hop.

Rubble Kings bringt euch nun die Geschichte dieser Ära in einer inhaltsschwangeren Dokumentation näher. Mit dreckigen und vorher noch nie gezeigten Originalaufnahmen hält der Filmemacher Shan Nicholson ein Stück Kulturgeschichte für die Nachwelt fest. Der Mann, der bereits für die großartige Doku Downtown Calling verantwortlich war, widmet seine Arbeit hauptsächlich seiner turbulenten Kindheit in Manhattan.

From 1968 to 1975, gangs ruled New York City. Beyond the idealistic hopes of the civil rights movement lay an unfocused rage. Neither law enforcement nor social agency could end the escalating bloodshed. Peace came only through the most unlikely and courageous of events that would change the world for generations to come by giving birth to hip-hop culture. Rubble Kings, the most comprehensive documentation of life during this era of gang rule to date, tells the story of how a few extraordinary, forgotten people did the impossible, and how their actions impacted the world over.

WICHTIG: Rubble Kings ist so gut wie fertig gestellt. Allerdings fehlt es hier und da noch an Patte für Musikrechte und Archiv-Material. Seid kein Frosch und helft dem Projekt mit 2 Mark Fünfzig auf ihrer Kickstarter-Seite aus!

12 O’Clock Boys

27. February 2013
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Die legendäre Dirt Bike Gang “12 O’Clock Boys” aus Baltimore wurde 2 Jahre lang von Lotfy Nathan bei ihrem täglichen Wettrennen mit der Polizei begleitet. Die Dokumentation gehört zur offiziellen Selektion des diesjährigen South by Southwest Filmfestivals.

Jetzt erstmal eine Runde Ruff Ryders’ Anthem pumpen und ab dafür…

Pug, a wisecracking 13 year old living on a dangerous Westside block, has one goal in mind: to join The 12 O’Clock Boys; the notorious urban dirt-bike gang of Baltimore. Converging from all parts of the inner city, they invade the streets and clash with police, who are forbidden to chase the bikes for fear of endangering the public. Pug looks to the pack for mentorship, spurred by their dangerous lifestyle. He narrates their world as if explaining a dreamscape, complemented with unprecedented, action-packed coverage of the riders in their element. The film presents the pivotal years of change in a boy’s life growing up in one of the most dangerous and economically depressed cities in the US.

Mit geschlossenen Augen skateboarden ist definitiv keine gute Idee. Kennt man es aber nicht anders scheint sogar das zu gehen. Tommy Carroll skatet seit seinem 10. Lebensjahr. Im Alter von 2 Jahren wurde er mit Netzhaut-Krebs diagnostiziert und verlor sein Augenlicht. Dies hielt ihn aber nicht davon ab einen Drop-In zu lernen und im hiesigen Skatepark zu shredden.

Having lost his eyes to bilateral retinoblastoma (cancer of the retinas) at the age of two, he skates relying on the sound of his wheels and likely a highly developed sense of proprioception. Aside from his inspirational commitment to overcoming obstacles, of particular mention is his belief in falling as an important skill on par with the actual skill being practiced.

Inspirierend.

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As I am – von Alan Spearman.

Chris Dean’s heart stopped when he was two. He died but he came back. When Chris was five, his father was murdered, riddled by more than 20 bullets in a gang shootout. At age 18, Chris gained national attention when he introduced President Barack Obama at his high school graduation. Chris is an observer and philosopher who has always had a few things to say about life from his vantage point in South Memphis. He and Emmy-Award winning filmmaker Alan Spearman walked the neighborhood for eight weeks observing and recording what became the script of As I Am. This film floats through this remarkable young man’s landscape, revealing the lives that have shaped his world. Poetic and powerful imagery, captured by Spearman and cinematographer Mark Adams, combines with the young philosopher’s trenchant observations about life.

Die Frage ist ja, warum fahren wir nicht in den Urlaub und bleiben einfach so lange wir möchten?

About 42 years ago, Gisbert decided to be away on holiday and he still is. He dug a cave with his own hands in Filicudi, Aeolian Islands – Sicily, and he has been living in his “Paradisola” since then. His universal considerations spur us to ask important questions for a humanity that has decided to deny itself the time to dream.

Gisbert – Paradisola

A wecrosstheline.tv production
Directed by Gabriele Trapani and Nicola Di Marco
Editing Manfredi Bernardini
Content Editor Ruby Miah