Multi award-winning Independent filmmaker, Bob Bryan took his camera on the road (in search of Hip-Hop) to the Heartland of America. Bryan was invited to document a historic four (4) day Hip-Hop Summer Workshop conducted at Metro High School, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa which resulted in Graffiti Verite’ 5 (GV5): The Sacred Elements of Hip-Hop. What emerges is a portrait of the educational value and liberating therapeutic power contained within the unique elements of the contemporary Hip-hop movement. Turntablism (DJing), Break-dancing, MC'ing (Rappin') and Graffiti Art are the four (4) Hip-Hop elements used in what Bryan sees as a multifaceted communications modality and dynamic educational learning system.
2005, English, 42 mins.
“In GV5, I wanted to take a closer look at the facts. It turns out that the four elements of Hip-Hop, if used creatively, can give our educators an invaluable tool to bridge the communications and learning dyslexia that exist between students, educators and the 4R's. It's time to explore this type of multi-intelligence model and integrate its positive potential usefulness into the curriculum, as a method of connecting with today's youth." - Bob Bryan
JIM JACOBMEYER, METRO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS & PACO ROSIC
DIRECTOR: BOB BRYAN
FORMAT: FULL SCREEN FORMAT, AUDIO - STEREO FORMAT, ASPECT RATIO - 1.33: 1
THE ACCOLADE COMPETITION “2003 – AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE”
• DVD Amaray Case
• Interactive Chapter Menus
• 30 Scene Chapter Selections
• 60 Individual Still Snapshot Enlargements of Classic Graffiti Art / Images per DVD
"Dear Mr. Bryan, Thank you for the incredible work you have done in educating the public about Graf art and culture. I am an art teacher in an alternative high school in Lincoln Nebraska. My students have brought the importance of inquiry into this culture to me and I promised them I would further my knowledge and skill in addressing these issues of popular culture." - Janis Engel, Lincoln NE, Art Teacher
"I think GV5 bridges the gap between rural and urban life and shows what happens when those cultures meet. Everyone who has seen the tape thinks you did a wonderful job of portraying Metro High School, Cedar Rapids, IA and the people involved in the project." - Jim Jacobmeyer, Art Teacher - METRO HS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa