Lions Gate Films | Release Date: June 24, 2005
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TheRevolutionWillNotBeDancedJul 1, 2005
This film is about young people with very little opportunity or material wealth creating a new art form using what they do have: their bodies. It's also about creating an identity outside of gangs, crime and prison. What it is *not* This film is about young people with very little opportunity or material wealth creating a new art form using what they do have: their bodies. It's also about creating an identity outside of gangs, crime and prison. What it is *not* about is how things got so desperate that these were the only choices. That is also a story that deserves to be told, and in fact both stories ought to be told together. Which is why this film comes off feeling dishonest, as the reviewer from the Chicago Reader has commented here. WIthout that context, violence in the community appears on screen like some mysterious, tragic force of nature, instead of being seen as the result of very deliberate policies that consign entire communities to hopelessness, joblessness and jail. Expand
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