super8mm

So I was walking down a busy avenue in Bangkok one night and I hear this really loud booming breakbeat, and I see a large crowd of people in a park. The whole scene is illuminated by these portable halogen lights on towers, like you would see at a construction site at night. So of course I run over and witness the coolest spontaneous sight I've ever seen while traveling - this breakdancing contest with an audience of probably 200 people. I was so happy I had my super 8 camera with me - I stayed and filmed for a half hour. I would have shot 8 rolls of film right then and there if I had them all in my backpack. As it stands, this is the 3 minutes worth of film I had at the time.

Audio is two tracks from the incomparable J Dilla - "Shouts (Alt)" and "Body Movin".

j vimeo.com/50934677

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