Kiwi doco Hip Hop-eration to shine on world stage

03:02, Oct 02 2014
Hip Hop-eration
HIP HOP-ERATION: Waiheke Island pensioners Liz Cleaver, Maynie Thompson, Kara Nelson, Geoff Tong, Eileen Evans and Terri Woolmore-Goodwin trained to perform at the World Hip Hop Dance Championship in Las Vegas in feature documentary Hip Hop-eration.

New Zealand documentary Hip Hop-eration will make its international premiere at the prestigious 2014 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).

The IDFA is the largest and most important documentary film festival in the world.

The feature debut of director Bryn Evan will screen in the First Appearance section of the IDFA.

Hip Hop-eration follows a troupe of senior citizens from Waiheke Island on an extraordinary quest to perform at the World Hip Hop Championships in Las Vegas. 

"From the outset we knew this film would be successful internationally. It had all the elements of a great story. This is a film which all Kiwis can celebrate and be proud of," said producers Paula Jones and Alex Lee.

Hip Hop-eration had its world premiere on September 22 in Auckland.