The Rising Sun

Directed by Fabian Kimoto
Corinth Films
90 Minutes
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“You have to give up your old life before you can begin a new one” is the motto of the eight member Roc Kidz Crew, one of the most authentic hip-hop formations ever, and this is their film. The dancers indeed give up their middle-class lives and material expectations of life and make their way as a multicultural break-dancing crew all over Europe, on a tour that promises neither profit nor fame. Theirs is a journey full of surprises and positive encounters: with their love of dance, music and freedom, the Roc Kidz Crew radiates a pure zest for life that crosses all social and ethnic borders. What is a street dancer? What does their life entail? This one-of-a- kind documentary will answer these questions and amaze you, as a street or “hip-hop” dancer is much more than a weekend hobby: it is a lifestyle.


  • Benny Kimoto
DVD Features

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "...absolutely bewitching."
    Douglas Davidson, Elements of Madness
  • Highest Rating
    "With Fabian Kimoto's remarkable lensing, The Rising Sun captures the fluid body movement and choreography involved in break-dancing and the stunning, individualized body movements brought to life by each Crew member."
    Richard Propes, The Independent Critic
  • Highest Rating
    "An inspiring film that disseminates life lessons as well as entertaining content."
    Malika Harris, Irish Film Critic

Awards & Recognition

Golden Eye
Zurich Film Festival

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