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Linda Boahen in Breakin' In: Making of a Hip Hop Dancer

Breakin' In: The Making of a Hip Hop Dancer

2005 NR

What does it take to make it as a hip-hop dancer? Blood, sweat, tears and true grit, judging by this documentary about three women -- Linda Boahen, Tracy Armstrong and Michelle Odle -- vying for video gigs in a world so sexualized it can break them. First-time filmmaker Elizabeth St. Philip trails the three Toronto-based dancers to and from auditions, hoping to uncover what motivates them to push on despite pervasive sexism and meager paychecks.