How is it even possible that tumblr isn’t completely saturated with posts on FLEX IS KINGS? I’m looking to rectify this egregious oversight. Here’s the skinny:
“Flex Is Kings” is a documentary about street dance set in East New York, a highly impoverished community in Brooklyn. Despite the high crime rates, a large and growing group of young men are resisting gang life to pioneer a form of narrative dance that tells the story of their streets. Their self organized dance battle competitions involve mock gun battles as well as dream-inspired flights of fancy. The film—shot over 2 years and over 300 hours of footage—tells the story of this art form—called “Flexing”— and focuses on some of its key personalities.
Their trailer will give you chills. If you like dance, documentaries, or just stories about social change and community building (aka the triumph of the human spirit and all that good shit), you should donate to their kickstarter! They’re only just over halfway to their $40,000 goal, with only few days left. If you can’t donate, would you reblog and pass along the message? I just really think this is a story that’s worth being told.