A true story of BBOYS and an active gangster whoʼs worlds collide to discover a bond that is rich in redemption, forgiveness and the pursuit of a dream
A Story of Three Lives Stuck in a World of Violence
That Look to Set an Example for Future Generations.
Nadus Films, New World Distribution and Aspiration Media Release Feature Documentary of Break Dancers Who Take Their Battle to the Stage not the Streets.
BBOY for LIFE is a powerful story of struggle, loss, hope and victory. B-boy Cheez & B-boy Gato are 2 of the best B-boys in all of Central America. Together, they and the Poker Crew battle in the streets and on stage to compete against other dancers who are battling to be the best in Central America.
Being a B-boy in Guatemala City carries with it a heavy burden and risk due to a plague of gangs throughout the ghettos. Gato’s brother was shot and killed by a gang for not giving the names of other B-boys in his neighborhood, including Gato’s.
Leidy is an active gang member who is only 3 days out of prison. Despite Leidy being a mother of 2 boys, she continued her destructive streak until she met the B-boy community.
BBOY for LIFE documents the struggles of not only B-boys but gangster also, specifically Leidy. Throughout the film, Leify struggles with the implications of leaving the gang. Leidy understands what threat this would bring on not only herself, but her entire family.
Despite this threat, Leidy chooses the path of peace and digs in deeper with the B-boy community. Leidy’s son Gerald who is 10 years old desires to learn to break dance seeing B-boy Cheez & B-Boy Gato perform at a street battle. Leidy and Gerald together seek a sense of renewal through their new found friendships.
BBOY for LIFE is a human interest story that exposes not only the threat Guatemalans face on a day to day basis, but also the journey toward a life where peace and hope shine more brightly.
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