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Minding The Gap

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Minding The Gap

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Thursday 21 November 8.30pm Channel 039

In Minding The Gap, with over 12 years of footage, Bing Liu searches for correlations between his skateboarder friends' turbulent upbringings and the complexities of modern-day masculinity. Shot in his hometown of Rockford, Illinois, as the film unfolds, Bing captures 23-year-old Zack's tumultuous relationship with his girlfriend deteriorate after the birth of their son, and 17-year-old Keire struggling with his racial identity as he faces new responsibilities following the death of his father. While navigating a difficult relationship between his camera, his friends, and his own past, Bing ultimately weaves a story of generational forgiveness while exploring the precarious gap between childhood and adulthood.  Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary.