Subculture Film: Breaking Cultural Boundaries
A dive into the life of a street Hip Hop mom
Shot, directed and edited by me
I dove into the world of Hip Hop dance crews of Richmond Va and found an interesting story starring the beautiful soccer mom Amanda 'Mandy ' Helmlinger. A classically trained dance instructor and mom of four turned street Hip Hop instructor. Mandy's passion for helping kids allows her to break the typical understanding of who should be an authority on Hiphop, especially when it involves inner city kids. As a white middle class woman Mandy has gained respect in the communitykeeping kids of various backgrounds on a positive path while breaking cultural boundaries to do so. This film gives a brief history of Hip Hop and Mandy's story of how she started Richmond Urban Dance Company.