Over the last few months I’ve been thinking a lot about BATTLE OF THE YEAR THE MOVIE, and the effects it will have on our community. I’ve been thinking about writing a series of blogs dedicated to “what might happen” after the movie is released. I have yet to see the movie, and the blogs wont be “about” the movie. My concern is not for it to win an Oscar, nor am I a movie critic, but rather to open up discussion for the type of impact it may or may not have on our community.
I will interview many of the bboys in the movie, I will touch on topics such as job opportunities it can provide bboys, awareness it will create for the word “bboy”, and over all how we as a community can turn the movie’s buzz, hype, and hopefully success into our very own success. As I wrote in a comment on my Facebook wall, it is not Hollywood’s job to promote our community, it is our job. I for one will never turn down a kid willing to learn regardless of what sparked his interest.
I would like to repost a little something I shared on my personal Facebook last week.
“What I hope happens because of BATTLE OF THE YEAR:
Kids in my neighborhood start breaking outside in this big patio area my community has,
I join them, teach them, and introduce them to the culture.
If BATTLE OF THE YEAR is the reason they start,
THE CULTURE WILL BE THE REASON THEY KEEP BREAKING.
TIME WILL TELL.
Feel free to discuss and share your thoughts below.