People in Motion

Director(s): Cedric Dahl
Country: United States
Language: In English
Documentary | 2012 | 56 min
Genre: Biography, Sport
Recommended for ages 10+ (Parental Guidance: Tense moments.)

Parkour – a movement discipline based on French military obstacle-course training – might be considered controversial, but seeing it is not. Cedric Dahl’s documentary follows five American parkour practitioners who share this passion for movement. Characterized as a physical “type of freedom,” “kind of expression,” and “state of mind,” parkour has influenced the stunts in action films from Bond to Bourne. But there’s much more to it than chasing the bad guy with acrobatic moves. As one practitioner comments, “If you listen to the movement it teaches us to touch the world and interact instead of being sheltered by it.”

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