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My Playground

51 mins Family 2010 DK Denmark
Arts  /  Documentaries  /  Foreign  /  Sports

95%

Tagline

A film about the impact of modern movement in urban space.

Synopsis

"My Playground" explores the way Parkour and Freerunning is changing the perception of urban space and how the spaces and buildings they are moving on are changing them. Mainly set in Copenhagen the film follows Team JiYo as they explore the city and encounter the obstacles it presents. Award winning architect Bjarke Ingels, (founder of BIG Architects), is fascinated by the way Team JiYo interact with architecture. He takes the team to his buildings to explore and unfold their skills, which may be just as groundbreaking as the architecture itself. The film travels around the world from Denmark to Japan, United States, United Kingdom, and China to explore where urban mobility is heading. Team JiYo has a dream of making the biggest dedicated parkour park in the world; but isn’t parkour and Freerunning supposed to be in the city and not in a fixed environment?

Festivals

Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival -- Official Selection (Nominated)
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival -- Audience Award (Nominated)

REVIEWS

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Adrar
7 months, 1 week ago

It's nice to watch, good stuff

Drew
8 months ago

Was fun to watch. I think the big picture - moving through space changes the space - is important. I wish there were more ways to show that it changes the space for others, not just the free runners. I think it does, but the film may not cwpture that.

DaraLynn
8 months ago

Fantastic! I love that architects, city planners and mayors are creating cities that athletes of all kinds can actually USE for training or simply staying active and healthy. Seeing how other countries view freerunners and parkour athletes shows that the public mindset hasn't embraced them just yet. It's very much like the early days of skateboarding, which brought to mind Peralta's "Dogtown." MY PLAYGROUND is the parkour equivalent of DT and 20 or 30 yrs from now we'll look back at THESE amazing athletes and marvel at them, too.

Fernando Beltr
8 months, 1 week ago

Loved it. Very inspiring. Well done Kaspar!

María José
9 months, 2 weeks ago

Beautiful documentary with interesting comments on parkour and free running. For someone who´s interested in them from a political point of view it can be a tad naive at times, but it redeems itself by portraying practice over spectacular displays. I am doing my thesis on parkour and this documentary was of great help for my conclusions.

Brian Anderson
10 months, 2 weeks ago

crazy kids with imagination

Kale1
1 year ago

Beautiful. Dance-like tone poem. Kind of awesome.

Laura Palmer
1 year ago

For a film about playing in space, it's awesome how "My Playground" plays with its own storytelling form. Fun and very worth a watch!

CrashFistfight
1 year, 3 months ago

Watch this documentary! Fantastic visuals and incredible Free-Running sequences. This doc also illuminates a global sub-culture I had no idea existed.

David
1 year, 5 months ago

An amazing and exciting film, which brings to life the sociology of urban space and the underground sports subculture of parkour and freerunning.

Yair Yépez
1 year, 7 months ago

Great!!