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A Minimovie is an episodic documentary consisting of a series of 8 to 10 episodes of 3 to 7 minutes each. Put together, the episodes form a self-contained story.

Grillz

Put your money where your mouth is

Houston

In Houston, Texas, having white teeth is not really normal. H-Town likes diamonds and everybody has grillz. "We grind and shine later."



6:16 minutes
2009-11-06
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Just Ice

Meet Just Ice, rap legend from Brooklyn. If it wasn't for him, no rappers would be walking around with gold in their mouths.



7:24 minutes
2009-11-06
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Paul Wall and TV Johnny

For TV Johnny and Paul Wall, hiphop jewelry is big business. The 5ft2 Vietnamese guy and the big white rapper with the southern accent made grillz for everyone from LeBron James to Kanye West.



8:31 minutes
2009-11-06
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King Johnny

King Johnny's Ice Room is the the jewelry store to the stars. You ain't styling without your matching grillz, watches and heavy pieces. "My jewelry collection comes first."



7:11 minutes
2009-11-06
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Dutch Grillz

Dutch rapper Deams got his first gold teeth after visiting Brooklyn. And when the grillz phenomenon crossed over to Holland, The Opposites were keen on getting one for themselves.



5:27 minutes
2009-11-06
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Fronts, golds, plates, shines, caps, slugs, pullouts. Call it what you want, just put your money where your mouth is and let it shine. Grillz brings the bling bling to the screen and documents the history and popularity of mouth jewelry in Hip-Hop and beyond. From New York in the early Eighties to the Dirty South and the streets of Amsterdam.

Director

Boris Everts studied at the Art Academy in Utrecht and worked for different television programmes at the VPRO, a Dutch progressive broadcaster. Since than he focused mainly on camera work for a vast array of productions, from music videos to documentaries, from MTV to Fox Kids.

Sander Kerkhof is a freelance journalist. For years he worked as a critic and radio maker for VPRO's famous online music magazine: 3voor12. Sander was closely involved with the development of State Magazine, an online hip hop magazine. Besides for his journalistic work, he is well known for his performances as DJ Sandeman.

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