Thanks to the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) we are going have been picked up for distribution through PBS for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Check our schedule and station listings to see if it has been picked up by your local PBS affiliate. If not, send them a letter to request they program it!
Asian America’s affinity for b-boying and hip hop dance has been oft-documented in everything from indie darlings to the corporate bonanza of MTV reality programming ... those on the margins of Asian/America are typically (and regretfully) absent from these narratives, but filmmaker Christopher Woon seeks to rectify this with the documentary Among B-Boys.
-- Hyphen Magazine
Christopher Woon aka PaperSon, debuts in his first documentary feature, revealing a story of unity and affirmation between generations of Hmong explored through the intersection of rugged urban b-boyin’ (breakdancing) and the traditional roots of Hmong culture. Among B-Boys unveils a story of the modern and the traditional actually affirming each other, visually weaving between the older generation’s memory of ethnicity and war and the younger generation’s toprocks, footwork, freezes and power-moves.