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Generation Yamakasi - The Art of Displacement

For Yamakasi, the Art of Displacementt is not a sport, but a way of life.

Overview

Genre
Social Issues, Sports, Foreign Worlds, Portrait, and Society
Synopsis

For the Yamakasi the "Art of Displacement" is a way of life. Racing through the new cities that ring Paris, climbing walls, swinging from balconies and leaping across rooftops, they transform the oppressive concrete architecture into places of fantasy, possibility and play. The heart of our documentary is the story of how the Yamakasi are transforming the youth of the suburbs, and themselves, through discipline, will and desire. Now, as the Art of Displacement is being embraced as an extreme sport and urban pastime, will the social message be transmitted as well? What is it for the new generation? Generation Yamakasi traces the history, the value and questions the future of this new urban phenomenon.

Stage
finished
Running time
82 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
API Production, Paris; Majestic Force, Surenes
Country
France
Years of Production
2002/2006
Locations
Paris, Evry France
Prod. Partners
France 2

Distribution Details

Release year
2006
Festivals
Music Doc Festival, Rome; Architectural Week opening Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain
Awards
Special Jury Prize Music Doc Festival Romd (2006)
Distribution
AB International Distribution, TF1 Video (DVD in French)
Broadcast (Prod.)
France 2, SBS Australia, TSR
Broadcast (Acq.)
Planete and Planete Choc.
Language
France
Subtitles
A bootleg translation with English subtitles can be found on the internet

Photos

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