(Video link here.) We continue to be AMAZED at our readers: at who they are, what they’re making and saying and thinking about. Today we got a note from filmmaker Helen Hood Scheer, who told us about Jump! her award-winning documentary about competitive jump rope. She wrote:
I love your site. I’ve delighted in your leaping photos for over a year now, and strangely, I didn’t think to send you a link to my… film about competitive jump rope until just now (as I was looking back thru your archive).
JUMP! follows 5 teams of kids as they pursue their dream of becoming world rope skipping champions. Ultimately, it’s more about collaboration than competition — the jumpers are truly inspiring not only for their athletic prowess, but also for their courage, humor, and kindness.
We love the connection of our ongoing Leap/Jump/Fly theme (see Related Posts, below, for a sampling) and these kids boldly pushing the limits jumping rope: LEAPING at a really young age, which means they are overcoming fear and failure constantly to hone their skills and compete. We were riveted by the trailer and can’t wait to watch the whole film, which you can buy here. It would make a great gift for the kids we know: totally inspiring.
Related posts: fly! (merce cunningham)
photo of the day: ‘leap into the void’
how to fly
2 minute miracle: 88 women ‘flying’
jumping for…art n’ joy!
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