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BREATH CONTROL: THE HISTORY OF THE HUMAN BEAT-BOX

USA, 2002 (MIFF 2003, Mooks Backbeat)

Director: Joey Garfield

Michael Franti,The Fat Boys, Biz Markie, Doug E. Fresh, Mix Master Mike, Money Mark and a couple of dozen other MCs, DJs and assorted playas join forces to deliver the definitive history of the human beat-box. Along with break-dancing, graffiti, rasping and turntable gymnastics, beat-boxing was a key element in the development of Hip-Hop culture. Director Joey Garfield began his career as a writer for the Beastie Boys' Grand Royale magazine and is eminently qualified to piece together this fascinating overview of a hidden art.

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