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MINDING THE GAP

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About


MINDING THE GAP

ABOUT THE FILM

Minding the Gap is a Kartemquin documentary about a group of skateboarders struggling to become better men. Bing, a 25-year-old skateboarder and filmmaker, returns to his hometown and reconnects with two boys he met over a decade ago: 17-year-old Keire and 23-year-old Zack. Bing’s obsessive investigation of trauma in their childhood homes culminates in him confronting his own estranged family. Over the next three years, Bing and his friends’ freewheeling lives unravel as they struggle with a rocky transition from adolescence into manhood.

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"I wanted to break the mold of media about skateboarders--which generally fall into categories of either shock portraits like Kids or sports narratives like The Motivation. I wanted to tell an insider's story of an ignored population of one of the most vulnerable and at-risk groups in the country. To reveal the beauty and struggle of today's young lumpenproletariat while seeking answers about what happened to me in my own childhood." - Bing Liu (Producer/Director)

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