Living Like Kings (2014)

This experimental documentary explores the issues of race, class, culture, and personal expression through the unexpected collision of Chess and Hip Hip.

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Benjamin Kaplan
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Updated: 8 October 2015
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Jennifer Shahade Jennifer Shahade
Nicholas Gates Nicholas Gates
Rakaa Iriscience Rakaa Iriscience
Dr. Joe Schloss Dr. Joe Schloss
James Ivy James Ivy
Daniel Burnett Daniel Burnett
Larry Sykes Sr. Larry Sykes Sr.
Eugene Brown Eugene Brown
Dr. Daaim Shabazz Dr. Daaim Shabazz
Thelonius Kryptonite Thelonius Kryptonite
Victoria Shepherd Victoria Shepherd
Adisa Banjoko Adisa Banjoko
Maurice Ashley Maurice Ashley
Preston Smith Preston Smith
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The birth of hip hop in the 1970s coincided with a surge of interest in chess among Americans, inspired by Bobby Fischer's landmark victory in the 1972 World Chess Championship. As our great American cities struggled with issues of race and class, a new generation of players enthusiastically competed over the board and a new art form flourished. 'Living Like Kings' explores this unlikely collision, making clear that the lessons one can learn from the mic and the chessmen transcend the categories race, class, faith, and culture. The film documents where and how these two worlds intersect and provides a unique lens through which to see our nation grapple with significant issues.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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