Bomb It

Bomb It

Bomb It
Bomb It Official Movie Poster
Directed by Jon Reiss
Produced by Tracy Wares
Jon Reiss
Jeffrey Levy-Hinte
Kate Christensen
Starring TAKI 183, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, Tracy 168, Terrible T-Kid 170, Cope2, Stay High 149, KRS-One, Revs, 2esae, Zephyr, Cornbread, Blek le Rat, Ash, Ron English, Lady Pink, Mear One, Pez, Faith47, DAIM and more.
Cinematography Tracy Wares
Edited by Alex Marquez and Jessica Hernandez
Release dates
  • April 27, 2007 (2007-04-27) (Tribeca Film Festival)
Running time 94 minutes
Language English

Bomb It is an international graffiti and street art documentary directed by award-winning director Jon Reiss and premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Filmed on five continents, featuring cities such as New York, Cape Town, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Berlin and Sao Paulo, Bomb It explores the interplay between worldwide graffiti movements, the global proliferation of "Quality of Life" laws, and the fight for control over public space.

Graffiti artists across the globe joined forces with Jon to create the film which features original footage from many controversial graffiti writers beginning with the first graffiti writer Cornbread, to those who saw the take off of the art, TAKI 183 to more contemporary writers Shepard Fairey and Os Gemeos.[1]

In addition to TAKI 183, the film features Tracy 168, Terrible T-Kid 170, Cope2, Stay High 149, KRS-One, Revs, 2esae, Zephyr, Cornbread DAIM, Blek le Rat, Ash, Skuf, Revok, Ron English, Chaz Bojorquez, Lady Pink, Mear One, Urban Theorists Stefano Bloch (UCLA Dept. of Urban Planning and University of Minnesota Dept. of Geography) and Susan Phillips (Pitzer College), Pez, Sixe, Falko, Faith47, Zezao, Ise, Kenor & Kode, Scage, Mickey, Chino, and Ket.[2]

George Kelling, co-author of Broken Windows, a seminal Atlantic Monthly article that formed the intellectual basis for Rudy Giuliani's widely imitated gentrification campaign, was interviewed for this film.[3]

Bomb It 2

Sequel to Bomb It, Bomb It 2 (2010) was commissioned as a web series exclusively for the digital broadcast network Babelgum and expands the global reach of Jon Reiss’ exploration of graffiti and street art into new and unexplored areas of Asia and South East Asia, the Middle East as well as Europe, the United States and Australia.

Continuing his investigation of the most subversive and controversial art form currently shaping international youth culture, Reiss traveled by himself to Bangkok, Jakarta, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, Palestinian refugee camps on the West Bank, Perth, Melbourne, Copenhagen, Chicago and Austin. Artists featured include Klone, KnowHope, GreatBates, Zero Cents, Foma <3, INSPIRE 1, Darbotz, Killer Gerbil, Bon, Alex Face, Sloke, Husk Mit Navn, Ash, Phibs, Stormie Mills, Beejoir and many more.[4]


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  2. ^ "Bomb It (2007)". IMDb. Retrieved 2014-07-19. 
  3. ^ "Entertainment News, Headlines and Video - CBS News". 2014-03-09. Retrieved 2014-07-19. 
  4. ^ Name *. "Bomb It About | BOMB IT". Retrieved 2014-07-19. 

External links

  • Bomb It
  • "Bomb It" Official Babelgum Channel - watch the movie in full online
  • Bomb It at the Internet Movie Database
  • Bomb It at AllMovie
  • Bomb It' looks at all sides of graffiti issue' April 2008 interview with the New York Daily News.