Director(s): Amanda Lipitz
Country: United States
Language: In English
Documentary | 2017 | 83 min
Genre: Documentary
Recommended for ages 10+ (Parental Guidance: coarse language)


​This Sundance Award-winning documentary will put pep in your step! STEP (or step-dancing) is a corporeal form of storytelling that originated during the slave trade when slaves used footsteps, hand claps and call-and-response songs to communicate and spread vital news. STEP documents the senior year of a girls’ high school step team in inner-city Baltimore as they try to become the first in their families to attend college. For them, Step is a call to action: Get focused! Work hard! Be empowered! The girls strive to attain their dreams against a backdrop of social unrest.



• Sundance Film Festival “Special Jury Prize ” 2017
• Wisconsin Film Festival “Best Documentary Feature” 2017
• Cinetopia Film Festival “Audience Choice Award Best Documentary” 2017
• AFI Docs Festival “Audience Choice Award Best Documentary” 2017

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