Bruk Out! Documentary Movie Premiere.
Dancehall culture has long influence modern music in the U.S.A., England, and now many African Countries. However, sometimes, Dancehall has been misunderstood as something dirty that the teens do when they go to the clubs. Bruk Out!, a documentary about dancehall, changes any misconceptions about Dancehall, its origins, and what it means to many of the dancers who take part in its community.
The film took a major look into the Dancehall scene from a woman’s prospective. Director, Cori Wapnowska, captured a side of the whole dance craze with an endearing approach that focused on several dancers on their way to the Dancehall championships in Jamaica. Each dancer went through many difficulties to live the life style of a Dancehall Queen while dealing with prejudices from their families and society.
After seeing this film, I must say that I was rather impressed. Cori weaves a interesting story that is a tribute to her amazing presentation style and film skills. The film changed my views on the dancehall dance style. For the first time, I saw a film that humanized the dancers instead of just presenting them as objects of desire as seen in every music video.
At the end of the film, the audience applauded. Cori had crafted a winner. Go see the film. Go buy the film. Go support Cori. Bruk Out! was one of the most enjoyable films I have seen all year, and I am not just talking about the dancing.
Also, we happened to have a dancehall queen in attendance. DHQ BRAT of Queen Moves. Check her out as she does a headstand at the Bruk Out premiere. Her website and information can be found below. The image set.
Below you will find a link to an interview with Cori Wapnowska and ReggaeCity. Read about the film maker’s view on the film and more. Special thanks to Reggae-City providing reggae news on the East and West Coast.
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