The mission of The Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture to identify the global significance of the creative contributions pioneered by an international diaspora of Blackness
The Department of Afro American Research, Arts, and Culture's Archive is a subdivision of DAARAC that digitally preserves Afro American films. On this website, you may browse our archive that consists of film posters, screenshots, and movie synopsis. All information provided here is for research and reference purposes. We do not host full-length films on this website.

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Rappin' (1985)


Just out of jail, John Rappin Hood (Van Peebles) returns to his old neighborhood to find it threatened by a money-grubbing developer and a vicious gang leader. To save the homes of his family and friends and win the heart of the girl he loves, Hood rallies his gang of fast-talking friends to fight back, not with their fists but with their streetwise rap!

Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)

  • Lucinda Dickey
  • Adolfo Quinones
  • Michael Chambers
You have just finished watching Breakin' - and feel like you want to go out onto the streets and find a group of people to dance with, then you realise that your about 20 years too late and the only gangs hanging around your neighbourhood are not interested in dancing.

Your spirits drop, realising that you can never get back your youth...

But then you remember, you also own Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo and you get back on your sofa and spend another couple of hours with a friendly group of Break Dancers who only want to support their local amenities... They don't use violence (apart from perhaps some suggestive popping' and lockin' moves), they don't use guns or drugs and they even get their rival street gang to kiss and make up with them in order to protect their hood from the City Suits.

Where else could you get a story line like that? Take it for what it is - great music, great dancing, great fun!

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