Five documentary shorts in which people from around the world overcome obstacles, question social norms, and create new communities through dance.
Subjects include a new coalition of female poppers, Spanish women challenging traditions of “machismo” through flamenco, and the remarkable story of Pulga Muchachoma, a once impoverished minor league soccer player from Mozambique, who gives up everything to pursue a life of dance in Canada.
Saturday, October 21 | 3:30 pm
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Moving Afrika(South Africa, 2016) 5:02
Director: Valeria Lo Meo, Michele Manzini
Expressive documentary set in South African townships that seeks to answer the question “what is reality?”
Dance for Life(Canada, 2016) 4:00
Director: Ella Cooper
Short dance film meets documentary that features a once impoverished minor league soccer player from Mozambique, who gives up everything to pursue a life of dance in Canada.
Girls and Boys(United States, 2016) 13:25
Director: Tomasz Gubernat
Choreographer: Barbara Kulpa
View Trailer An intimate portrait of a dance instructor and her disinterested teenage students.
María Manuela(United States, 2017) 27:19
Director: Emma Lanier
Choreographer: José Maldonado A choreographer breaks flamenco’s gender norms to speak out against machismo, while a young filmmaker documents and reflects on intersecting questions of ownership, meaning, and resistance.
Battle Grounds: The Hard Hits of Female Poppers(United States, 2016) 36:23
Director: Devon de Leña
View Trailer Facing both isolation and sexism within the street dancing community, Angel Alviar-Langley decides to organize the first international dance battle for female-identified poppers in Seattle.