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Defining Gravity

Defining Gravity

When you hear the word parkour your mind might leap to that hilarious skit in “The Office”, or the insane building jumps in any Bond-cum-Bourne type film. But put your preconceptions aside for a moment and consider what it might be like for a woman to participate in this most macho of extreme activities.

Enter Jo, Mandy and Christie. Three women who push themselves to their physical and psychological limits – and learn just where those limits lie.

Concrete Circus

Parkour Star - Courtesy of CBC "The Passionate Eye"

Wow, wow, wow. The urban atheletes of “Concrete Circus” blow my mind even more than Olympians. This documentary follows 4 urban extreme sports viral-video stars as they emabark on making 4 new videos for their on-line audience (which, by the way, surpasses over 40 million viewers between the 4 of them.)

I tell ya, these boys heat me up. If you can’t watch the full documentary (available for free to Canadian audiences courtesy of CBC’s The Passionate Eye) then at least watch the four short films these guys ended up making (just scroll down a wee ways for the 4 links.)

They will make you gasp, smile and wonder at the beauty, artisty and grace of humanity.