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| ALL THE LADIES SAY by Ana "Rokafella" Garcia   

New Documentary Film on Female Breakdancers

"Everyone knows about the men in hip hop, but this documentary showcases the female break-dancers... illuminating the triumphs and challenges of hip hop culture. A smart and exciting exploration of the B-Girl phenomenon in the U.S." 
--Dance on Camera Festival, Film Society of Lincoln Center

Veteran b-girl Ana "Rokafella" Garcia's first documentary film ALL THE LADIES SAY features the work of female breakdancers in the United States, including Aiko, Baby Love, Beta, Lady Champ, Severe and Vendetta. This film raises awareness of the female presence in Hip-hop and promotes the growth of this dance community in the United States and internationally. Discussions about femininity, motherhood and the representation of women in popular culture are a few of the themes explored by the dancers.

A physically demanding dance form and originally performed in the streets, breakdancing has been associated with male dancers, or b-boys. ALL THE LADIES SAY convincingly challenges this assumption with a wealth of archival and contemporary audiovisual materials including an exclusive interview with Baby Love, a B-girl pioneer and previous tour member of the Rock Steady Crew dance group. Despite the obstacles, professional b-girls have carved a niche in the male-dominated world of Hip-Hop and continue to pursue their dreams.

An inspiring look at the world of female breakdancers, ALL THE LADIES SAY documents the 2006 tour "The B Girl Sitdowns" and features dance performances from veteran and upcoming b-girls in San Francisco, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, and Minneapolis. The B Girl Sitdowns was funded by the Ford Foundation and organized by Full Circle Productions, a non-profit organization that presents uplifting Hip Hop dance performances and provide educational Hip Hop dance programming in New York City.

ALL THE LADIES SAY is available for educational purchase and public screenings. Purchase of the DVD & Digital File combo includes a discussion guide and a short video tutorial of the following breakin' moves: kick out, kick out turn, 2-step and roll back shoulder freeze. Ana "Rokafella" Garcia is available for speaking engagements and workshops.

ALL THE LADIES SAY is part of the Women in Hip-Hop Series, a film series curated by NYU Hip-Hop Education Center's Founding Director Martha Diaz.

**Documentaries contains mild language.

World Premiere, Dance on Camera Festival, New York 

Maysles Cinema, Harlem 

Bronx Museum of Art 

Ladies of Hip Hop Festival, Philadelphia 

B-Girl Be Festival, Minneapolis   

Dance New Amsterdam, New York  

U.N.I.T.Y Culture Hip-Hop Conference, Chicago

Momma's Hip-Hop Kitchen

Bronx Music Heritage Center  

Duke University's Dancing the Afro Diaspora 

B Supreme Hip-Hop Women's Festival, London    


Ana "Rokafella" Garcia | documentary | 2010 | 45 min | DVD with Digital File $300

K-12, Public Libraries & Special Groups $80 

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| Also Available in the Women in Hip-Hop Series  

Scene Not Heard
Shot in Philadelphia, this documentary features the work of female Hip-Hop artists Lady B, Schoolly D, Rennie Harris, Bahamadia, and Ursula Rucker.  

Maori Karmael Holmes | 2005 | 45 min | $175

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La Bruja: A Witch from the Bronx
Art, labor, and family blend in this intimate film about Latina performance artist Caridad De La Luz, better known as 'La Bruja'.

Felix Rodriguez | 2005 | 50 min | $225 

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She Rhymes Like a Girl
Toni Blackman and the FreeStyle Union are challenging the male-dominated world of Hip-Hop and empowering women to speak their minds in freestyle workshops. 

J.T. Takagi | 2005 | 7 min | $25  

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The Women in Hip-Hop series is curated by NYU Hip-Hop Education Center's Founding Director Martha Diaz.   


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