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Rize chronicles a dance movement that rises out of South Central Los Angeles with roots in clowning and street youth culture.

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Reveals a groundbreaking dance phenomenon that's exploding on the streets of South Central, Los Angeles. Taking advantage of unprecedented access, this documentary film bring to first light a revolutionary form of artistic expression borne from oppression. The aggressive and visually stunning dance modernizes moves indigenous to African tribal rituals and features mind-blowing, athletic movement sped up to impossible speeds. We meet Tommy Johnson (Tommy the Clown), who first created the style as a response to the 1992 Rodney King riots and named it Clowning, as well as the kids who developed the movement into what they now call Krumping. The kids use dance as an alternative to gangs and hustling: they form their own troupe and paint their faces like warriors, meeting to outperform rival gangs of dancers or just to hone their skills. For the dancers, Krumping becomes a way of life--and, because it's authentic expression (in complete opposition to the bling-bling hip-hop culture), the ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated PG-13 for suggestive content, drug references, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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$1,574,787 (USA) (24 June 2005)

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$3,278,611 (USA) (15 July 2005)
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Dedicated to the memory of Quinesha "Lil Dimples" Dunford. See more »

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Dragon: We have the belief that we can be somebody... and that we're gonna be somebody.We're gonna... we're gonna rise, no matter what.
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Referenced in Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006) See more »

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Wildin'
Performed by Flii Stylz and Dap Daniel
Written by Anwar Burton, Michael Daniel, Richmond Talauega, Anthony Talauega and Jose Cancella
Courtesy of No Label/Liquor Barrel, LLC and DapDidIt
By Arrangement with Red Ronin
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One of the greatest DANCE movies ever!
30 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am sorry, but it is a SIN that this film is not getting more recognition. It literally is one of the greatest movies about the art of dance EVER MADE. I mean, people, this is an awesome film about the ART of movement in its rawest most creative stage and there has never been a film like it.

Please don't miss it.

And also don't miss the Ab soundtrack CD.

The use of music in the film is truly exceptional and not overwhelming.

The documentary style is clever (even if it is a little hazy on detail and maybe stretches a few truths).

And finally, please bring some children to see this so they can see the "other side".

Secret political message of the film: why are we spending money in IRAQ when there is so much need here?


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