Wednesday, November 16, 2005
The documentary, Rize, goes inside the youth culture of South Central LA. There we find an alternative to gangs, in dance groups called Clowns. They work toward positive activities for kids, and have a form of dance called Krumping. Krumping is a high energy, aggressive form that is something to see. This is another documentary that has taken me to a world I would never know, otherwise. It's good to see young people, in a difficult, urban environment, try to overcome their surroundings with positive roll models and activities that keep them closer to school, church and family (what they have of it). An interesting film.