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HOW SHE MOVE

(2007)
94 mins | Music, Media & Arts | Strong Female Leads |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandPG
Nova ScotiaPG
P.E.I.PG
New BrunswickPG
QuebecG
OntarioPG
ManitobaPG
SaskatchewanPG
AlbertaPG
British ColumbiaPG
Northwest TerritoriesPG
NunavutPG
YukonPG

Director: Ian Iqbal Rashid

Writer(s): Annmarie Morais

Star(s): Rutina Wesley, Dwain Murphy, Tré Armstrong

Synopsis:

Featuring wild choreography, booming rhythms and incredible moves by a talented cast, How She Move is an inspirational story with a solid dance core.

After the tragic death of her older sister, Raya (Wesley) must leave her private school and go back home to help her parents deal with their financial difficulties. Raya dreams of becoming a doctor, but soon finds herself drawn back into the world of dance she thought she’d left behind forever.

With her scholarship dreams on hold, Raya sets her sights on the $50,000 prize in the Stomp Monster competition. A gifted dancer but out of step with life in the old ’hood, Raya soon makes enemies with Michelle (Armstrong), the sexy leader of a rival stomp crew. Juggling school, stomp, friends and family, Raya struggles to stay on top of her game.

The step dancing was ‘OFF THE CHAIN!’
— Grade 10 student, Bloor CI, Toronto


    About the Director

    Ian Iqbal Rashid

    Rashid’s first feature, Touch of Pink, won several awards at festivals worldwide. His second, How She Move, premiered to great acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival. He is currently developing the feature film American English and has also written three award-winning books of poetry.

    HOW SHE MOVE

    Lesson Plans Available for this title:
    • Drama / Dance - 9, 10
    • English - 10, 11, 12
    • Music - 9, 10, 11, 12

    Screening Language Options:
    • English Language with French Dubbing

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