This a great video in support of a lengthierÂ documentaryÂ in the works entitled 12 O’Clock In Baltimore. It’s all about the the subculture in Baltimore, MD of illegal dirt bike and ATV riders.
This film explores the illegal practice of dirt bike riding through Baltimore City. Three riders from different neighborhoods are followed through the streets of Baltimore on their dirt bikes. Over the course of the film, their motivations for being part of the group are revealed. As the police are not legally allowed to pursue the bikes despite their being illegal to ride in the city, the complexity of tension between riders and police gets deeper.
The riders, converging from all parts of the inner city, regard their practice both as a recreation and a protest. The dirt bike culture of Baltimore is a primal and energetic response to the tension between social classes. When the riders embark on the city, they suddenly have a platform. It plays on the delicacy of their lives as they know it from their marginalized communities.
Reminds me of DMX’s Ruff Ryders Anthem Video