WINNER: “Best Documentary on a Contemporary Issue”
2010 DocMiami International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2009 Chicago International Hip Hop Film Festival
“P.A.T.H.” (which stands for Preserving, Archiving and Teaching Hip-Hop History) is the award-winning documentary film about the P.A.T.H. Hip-Hop Academy, the first ever summer camp of its kind in South Florida. During the four week camp, teenagers from ages 13-18 studied Hip-Hop history, the art of DJing (turntablism), MCing (rapping), B-Boying and B-Girling (break-dancing), and Urban art (graffiti).
P.A.T.H. is the brainchild of Miami hip-hop artist Brimstone127 who after eight years, finally found a home for his program at Miami Light Project, a nonprofit cultural arts organization. Several of Miami’s most talented artists and performers served as instructors. The camp also featured an impressive lineup of guest speakers. Hip-Hop pioneer Grandmaster Dee of Whodini, DJ Epps, popular Miami artist Lebo, Faisal Tavernier of Urban America Newspaper, and international motivational speaker Kirk Nugent were just some of the names that took the time to stop in and address the students.
For more information on the P.A.T.H. program, visit pathtohiphop.com
Here’s the full film plus some bonus segments from the film shoot. Enjoy…