D.I.Y. America

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D.I.Y. America is a great documentary series that focuses on skateboarding, punk, grafitti and hip-hop culture.  Featuring interviews with Craig Stecyk, KR, Todd James, Os Gêmeos, Epso, Swoon, Tony Hawk and much more.

It was put together with footage that didn’t make the cut from the Beautiful Losers film.  The above video is episode 9  “Graffiti Part One: Roots and Drive”.

Follow the series here.

“Vigilante Vigilante”

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Two documentary filmmakers set out to expose a prolific anti-graffiti vigilante vandal who spray-paints silver blobs over existing graffiti. Through trial and error, the filmmakers hone their amateur surveillance skills and eventually identify and confront their target. The film then ventures deeper into questions over the legitimacy and motivations of graffiti and anti-graffiti, with perspectives from both sides and examples of three other well-known anti-graffiti vigilantes across the US.

Speaking In Tongues Documentary

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Here’s a preview clip of the documentary Speaking In Tongues, which is about the recording of a Native Tongues reunion track.

Dres of Black Sheep works in the studio with Mike G of the Jungle Brothers in this excerpt from the forthcoming Speaking In Tongues documentary, chronicling the recording of the Native Tongues reunion track, featured on Dres’ forthcoming LP, From The Black Pool Of Genius, available April 6th

Berlin Screening Of ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’

Here’s some footage of the Banksy’s documentary, ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’ screening at the Berlin Film Festival.  The highlight of the video is when the films narrator Rhys Ifans announces the tragic passing of Banksy (A joke of course) quote:

“I hate to be the bringer of bad news but sadly Banksy pasted away quietly in his sleep, last night…  She was a beautiful 8 year old girl, who was very deft at climbing and very handy with her spray can.”

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A Walk Through Fort Greene

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This is the trailer for the documentary “A Walk Through Fort Greene”, which takes a look at how Fort Greene, Brooklyn became a convergence point for Black artistic minds in the 80s and 90s.  Directed by Nelson George & Diane Paraga.

With interviews from Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Rosie Perez, Vernon Reid, Carl Hancock Rux, Saul Williams, Lorna Simpson, Alva Rogers, Kevin Powell, Toure, Bill Stephany and more.