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Minding the Gap

Synopsis
This Academy Award-nominated documentary-study is a coming-of-age saga drawing on over 12 years of footage in Rockford, Illinois, hit hard by decades of recession. A quest to understand why so many of the filmmaker’s peers in the skateboarding community ran away from home when they were younger, the film follows 23-year-old Zack as he becomes a father, and 17-year-old Keire as he gets his first job. As the story unfolds, we witness Zack’s tumultuous relationship with his girlfriend and Keire’s inner struggles with racial identity and his deceased father. As we watch the boys grow up before our eyes, we experience the joy, sacrifice, and hope in the gap between childhood and adulthood.
Language
English (United States)
Country
United States
Year of production
2019
Subjects
Social Studies; Sociology
Keywords
childhood; fathers; skating; young people; masculinity

Credits

Director
Liu Bing

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£9.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
93 minutes
Year
2019

Distributor

Name

Dogwoof Pictures

Email
oli@dogwoofpictures.com
Web
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Phone
020 7395 1217
Fax
020 7900 3270
Address
2nd Floor, 1A Neal’s Yard
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9DP
Notes
Dogwoof is an independent distributor specialising in quality films from around the world that raise awareness, trigger change, and get people involved. The main focus is socially conscious films including THE AGE OF STUPID, THE END OF THE LINE, BURMA VJ and BLACK GOLD. Sale on DVD. In Autumn 2011 Dogwoof launched Popup Cinema (http://popupcinema.net/) to allow non-theatric screenings of their just-released and classic titles.
 

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