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Bar Mitzvahs & Breakdancing: A Coming of Age Tale

Thursday 03.15.2012 , Posted by

B-BOY is a story of a boy who is coming of age in two cultures – the culture of his religion and the culture of his passion – and the lessons he learns from each.

Eli, aka “E-Break,” is a studious school kid on the brink of adolescence whose talent for dance lands him a coveted position on a crew that competes in battles all over the country. It is a world of fierce talent and loyal bonds, and as Eli finds his way, he dreams about winning to wild fanfare – and reflects on the importance of friendship, family, and losing with grace.

The film by Lisa Cohen makes its World Premiere at the Seattle Jewish Film Festival on March 20, 2012.

Find more info at B-Boy Film

Shawn Saleme

Written by Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme is a full time writer for Visual News. Having traveled to over 50 countries, his international escapades continue to influence his writing and perspective. When not in a foreign territory, he makes his home in his native San Francisco Bay Area. Become friends with him on Facebook and invite him to share drinks and stories with you.

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  1. Entertaining. Since I lived in Israel three years, it gives me a memory-charged smile. Breakdancing coming to a synagogue near you. That’d be awesome.

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