Multi award-wining independent filmmaker, Bob Bryan took his camera on the road (in search of Hip Hop) to the heartland of America. Bryan was invited to document a historic four-day Hip Hop Summer Workshop conducted at Metro High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, which resulted in Graffiti Verite 5: The Sacred Elements of Hip Hop. What emerges is a portrait of the educational value and liberating therapeutic power contained within the unique elements of the contemporary Hip Hop movement. Turntablism (DJing), Break-dancing, MC’ing (rapping), and Graffiti Art are the four Hip Hop elements used in what Bryan sees as a multi-faceted communications modality and dynamic educational learning system. ‘In GV5, I wanted to take a closer look at the facts. It turns out that the four elements of hip hop, if used creatively, can give our educators an invaluable tool to bridge the communications and learning dyslexia that exist between students, educators, and the 4Rs. It’s time to explore this type of multi-intelligence model and integrate its positive potential usefulness into the curriculum, as a method of connecting with today’s youth.’
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“The origin and authenticity of this footage is unknown.” CREEPY! At the beginning of 2009, an experimental idea was conceived. One writer would create five pages of dialogue, and participating filmmakers would adapt and submit a film within a one month time line. The first Viewpoint Challenge event screened in Toronto in March 2009 . “Hands Red” is one of 22 short films that screened at Viewpoint Challenge #2 in September 2009. “Hands Red” is an exercise in elliptical storytelling with a subjective camera technique.