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OWN THE 8 COUNT

By Child.

When Beyonce’s iconic Single Ladies music video dropped the whole world knew each 8 count, but did they know the young eighteen year old, JaQuel Knight, who choreographed it? In Own The 8 Count, JaQuel recounts his inspirational fight to copyright and own the choreography for Single Ladies. This film also gives a voice to the modern day piracy the plagues the BIPOC creators community. In a world where credit is given based on followers and not necessarily authenticity, Own The 8 Count, reveals the highs and lows of creating viral dances. This film includes the voices of legendary choreographers like Debbie Allen, Galen Hooks, Brian Friedman along with dance creators as they continue to navigate ownership in the ever-changing landscape of choreography and the creator world.

Additional Information

Title

OWN THE 8 COUNT

Director

Child.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Category

Documentary Short

Duration

24'

Language

English

Actors

Jaquel Knight