Monday, January 31, 2011
I SAW ALL THE LADIES SAY......WAY TO GO, ROKAFELLA!
I had the honor of attending the New York City premier of All the Ladies Say, a documentary about women breakdancers created by Ana Garcia a/k/a Rokafella.
What I appreciate about Rokafella's approach to filmmaking and to life is her emphasis on cooperation and collaboration between and among women. (A nice break from all the pop culture **** that pits women against each other. Enuf is enuf!)
At the end of the film, Rokafella got up on stage with 3 of the women whom she featured in All the Ladies, as well as with her super-supportive husband, Qwikstep.
People in the audience got up to express their appreciation for Rokafella's successful attempt to (1) trace b-girls back to the early 80s and show where a bunch of the women are now and (2) bring those women together to let them give voice to what it has been like to be female and part of that scene.
Rokafella: breakdancer, film-maker, community organizer. Let's keep following her lead!