" In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."      Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) 

GRAFFITI VERITE'  is the winner of  THE  NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL  MEDIA  NETWORKS "Gold Apple," COUNCIL OF INTERNATIONAL NON THEATRICAL EVENTS "CINE Golden Eagle,"  THE HONOLULU UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL "Best of Festival," THE 1997 COLORLAB AWARD's  "Outstanding Documentary,"  A.V.C. REGIONAL CINDY COMPETITION  "Silver Cindy" and other honors.

 

Professionally executed by Mr. Bryan in GRAFFITI VERITE' and now in GV2, both films unearth the obvious truth about the historical relevance of the Graffiti Art Movement, set against the backdrop of today's urban landscape.

 

"Graffiti is like a virus that has penetrated every level of our consciousness, and like most viruses you

cannot detect its presence until it 's blown up! Folks are ignorant about  Graffiti Arts history and 

power," says Bryan. "Graffiti Art is a direct expression  of societies' psychological state of mind , it's an '

in-your-face'  sign of our times!"

 

According to Bryan, never before in history has there been such an art movement that has impacted so many people on a worldwide basis.

 

"Graffiti Art is both loved and hated; it's freely given away  to the anonymous public galleries and private

collectors, but still  it's inherent value is totally unappreciated by the masses."  "The walls are screaming loudly

and we are ignoring its significance. If 'your child' were yelling at the top of his or her lungs in the next room,

would you ignore their agonizing screams?  I don't think so..."

 

Bryan believes that as a culture we cannot afford to be so blind, not to read the writing on the wall. The canvas walls of our city streets are being used like newspapers, just as the LOS ANGELES TIMES uses paper, to tell the story of the people's daily struggle and search for identity. Of course, this controversial public art dialogue is articulated with allot more flavor, attitude, passion and conviction.

 

"We study hieroglyphics and cave writings to try to understand its connection to  culture but somehow

we choose to disregard the messages being blasted loudly an in 3D on today's graffiti filled walls.

It doesn't make sense."

 

As Toonz (a well known Graffiti Artist) stated in GRAFFITI VERITE': " If you want to know what's going on in your cities, read the writing on the walls."  In GV2 the film maker brilliantly manages to "personalize" these 19 artists, moving them elegantly from stereotypes to "real people," revealing the reasons why this movement has become the most popular and powerful cultural force of the 90's.   "Graffiti Artists have infiltrated corporate America, redefining how they (corporate America) present themselves to the world."

 

Graffiti art now competes with cigarettes, liquor manufacturers, MTV, Nike, Coca Cola and politicians for valuable advertising space in the public arena. The end result is similar to how Rap Music has become the all pervasive voice of  'ghetto youth'  within the contemporary pop music industry today. Graffiti Art is the overt and oftentimes  subliminal device used to "reach" the youth of today and future leaders of tomorrow. It raises the important question of "Who's programming who?"  With more than 400 graffiti art images packed into GV2, (including the winners of  THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL GRAFFITI ART COMPETITION) this documentary is a visually hypnotic ride, driven by the artists' narrative and the wall to wall underground music soundtrack of: B-Real "Psycho Realm" (Cypress Hill Family), DMG & Daddy V, Home Invasion Part 1, Linoleum Mekanix, Black Mikey and othersGV2's brutally honest depiction of the behind the scene's reality and philosophy of the "art movement of the new millennium," is a real eye-opener.

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Independent documentary film maker Bob Bryan has proven once again with his new documentary

GV2  that there's much more to the Graffiti Art Movement than at first glance. Flying high above

Los Angeles in a "ghetto bird," GV2 starts out by looking down on our streets, seeking out those

artists who ply their incendiary craft on the walls of our cities while we sleep.  "Skill" and his graffiti art crew U.T.I. (Under The Influence) attack the walls of the infamous Belmont tunnels (home of the birth of Graffiti Art in LA) with the blockbuster letters "S-K-I-L-L-E-R  UTI."  Preexisting wall pieces are buffed out of existence to create space for their new and  historic production. Spanning hundreds of feet long and at least 12 feet high, this letter production  is strategically designed

 

"...to blow some minds in this yard, and it's about time!"

 . says Skill, defacto leader of the  U.T.I.  graffiti crew.

 

GV2  follows in the footsteps of Bob Bryan's documentary  classic GRAFFITI VERITE', the multi award winning documentary (released in 1995). "An amazing film that explores the eclectic world of hip hop and the urban graffiti artist."  Produced by Bryan  World Productions.

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GRAFFITI VERITE' READ THE WRITING ON THE WALL  is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV3 A VOYAGE INTO THE ICONOGRAPHY OF GRAFFITI ART is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV4 BASIC TECHNIQUES FOR CREATING GRAFFITI ART ON WALLS & CANVAS is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV7 RANDOM URBAN STATIC is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV8 THE FIFTH ELEMENT: The Art of the Beat-Boxer is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV9 SOULFUL WAYS: The DJ is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV10 HIP-HOP DANCE: Moving in the Moment  is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV11 Don't Believe da Noize! Voices from da Hip-Hop Undaground is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV2 FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION? is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV6 THE ODYSSEY: Poets, Passion & Poetry is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.

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GRAFFITI VERITE' READ THE WRITING ON THE WALL  is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV3 A VOYAGE INTO THE ICONOGRAPHY OF GRAFFITI ART is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV4 BASIC TECHNIQUES FOR CREATING GRAFFITI ART ON WALLS & CANVAS is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV7 RANDOM URBAN STATIC is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV8 THE FIFTH ELEMENT: The Art of the Beat-Boxer is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV9 SOULFUL WAYS: The DJ is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV10 HIP-HOP DANCE: Moving in the Moment  is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV11 Don't Believe da Noize! Voices from da Hip-Hop Undaground is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV2 FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION? is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV6 THE ODYSSEY: Poets, Passion & Poetry is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.

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