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TCC Films: Rize

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Rize

The 2005 documentary Rize, directed by David LaChapelle, tells the story of two dance movements born in South Los Angeles in the 1990s, clowning and krumping. The neighborhoods of South Central LA are plagued by gangs, drugs, and violence, so much so that joining a gang is sometimes the only option for the kids growing up there. Rize tells the story of kids who have used dance as a way out. Instead of having gang wars, they have dance competitions. Read more and watch the trailer after the jump:

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