31/10-6/11 2022 MALMÖ SWEDEN


October 31, 2022
Spegeln, Malmö


In the heart of Paris, a prestigious high school takes an audacious bet: integrate students from working-class districts and make them break the circle of school failure through dance and hip hop. Rookies tells their story. A film by Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai.

Where did you get the idea to make a documentary feature about the hip-hop class at Turgot high school in Paris?

Thierry Demaizière: We have a meeting every Monday with Romain Icard, Stéphanie Schorter, and Alban Teurlai (from our production companies Tohubohu and Falabracks), to discuss topics we’re interested in that we might pitch to TV channels, film companies, or platforms. One day, Elsa le Peutrec, who works for Tohubohu, told us about this educational project involving a hip-hop class at Turgot high school, which she was looking into. We immediately thought it was the perfect subject for a cinematic treatment and we suggested she co-write it with us.

The screening is presented by Malmö Dance Week.

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