High Altitude: The People who Could Fly

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Duration: 06:47

What does it take to literally inspire black youth to “higher heights?” Shaka Jamal Redmond, an Oakland-based Game Changes Project Fellow, recently found out when he produced this new micro-doc about the transformative work of Jesus El and Elandis Brooks, directors of Oakland’s High Altitude, a non-profit program that teaches leadership and life skills to African American youth thru gymnastics and acro-dunking. The film premiered last week in New York at the 2012 GCP Film Forum. The youth get to perform their high-flying act during regular halftime shows for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors.

So what is acro-dunking? Seeing is believing…