Bar Mitzvahs & Breakdancing: A Coming of Age Tale

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

Shawn Saleme is a contributing writer for Visual News. A 4th generation San Franciscan, Shawn has developed an adventurous spirit that has taken him to over 55 countries. His degree in cultural anthropology shapes his perspective and thirst to socially experiment in a rapidly shifting planet. His work has been featured in the Seattle Times, The Globalist and the Daily Mail. Currently he is writing a book about the shared economy. Connect with him @shawnsaleme.

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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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