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Press Release


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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Los Angeles, CA -- Multi award-winning Independent Filmmaker Bob Bryan took his camera on the road (in search of Hip-Hop) to the Heartland of America. "I figured if  Hip-Hop exists here, then it's pretty much everywhere! "  Bryan was invited to document a historic four (4) day Hip-Hop Summer Workshop conducted at Metro High School, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa which resulted in Graffiti Verite’ 5 (GV5): The Sacred Elements of Hip-Hop.  


According to Jim Jacobmeyer, Art Instructor at Metro High School. (GV5 - Jim Jacobmeyer Speaks - Breaking it Down in the Middle: Pop and Hip-Hop,)


“Hip-hop culture is alive and well in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and  we

invited Bob to come down  to Cedar Rapids  to discover  how a local alternative High School was using the four (4) elements of Hip-hop

to integrate the visual and performing arts into one summer program. 


Our summer school  workshop was inspired by Bob Bryan's  first documentary on Graffiti Art called Graffiti Verite’, a collection of interviews done with West Coast Graffiti artists.   The artists talked

about Graffiti as being a part of a bigger culture, which included the elements of graffiti art, dance, music and poetry.  We liked the idea of this mix...  We knew this idea would  appeal to our students!"


- Jim Jacobmeyer,

Art Instructor at Metro High School


Graffiti Verite' 5 (GV5): The Sacred Elements of Hip-Hop Documentary Video Cover

In the just released Accolade Award-Winning documentary,  Graffiti Verite’ 5 (GV5): The Sacred Elements of Hip-Hop, Bryan was able to capture the excitement of this innovative hands-on workshop. What emerges is a portrait of the educational value and liberating therapeutic power  contained within the unique elements of the contemporary Hip-hop movement. Turntablism (DJing),  Break-dancing, MC'ing (Rappin') and Graffiti Art are the four (4) Hip-Hop elements used in what Bryan sees as a multifaceted communications modality and dynamic educational learning system.  


I knew there was a great misconception about what Hip-Hop was really all

about, partially due to the massive negative propaganda generated by the

media. The public relations problem with  Hip-Hop is that only the stereo-

typical bling-bling, darker, sinister and negative aspects of certain outrageous

lifestyles are given airplay. The beautiful positive poetry, music, dance and art

of  young people focusing upon identity, self-esteem, community, social issues

and their future are rarely, if ever, given an opportunity to exist in the public

dialogue of ideas.  In GV5, I wanted to take a closer look at the facts. It turns

out that the four elements of Hip-Hop, if used creatively, can give our educators

an invaluable tool to bridge the communications and learning dyslexia that exist between students, educators and the 4R's.  It’s time to explore this type of multi-intelligence model and integrate its positive potential usefulness into the curriculum, as a method of connecting with today's youth.


- Bob Bryan, Director GV5

Graffiti Verite (GV5): 

The Sacred Elements of Hip-Hop