Bomb It, examines the history of graffiti and street art in the city of Los Angeles. Graffiti has a lasting impression on the landscape of Los Angeles and the world in many ways. The mecca of color both on the streets and the hands that spray the message of poverty and oppression of a collective majority but in a country they are known as a minority. The streets are littered with youth too poor to go to school and just wanting a piece of Hollywood-land. Graffiti has found ways to communicate the message of urban culture into mainstream iconoclastic images in pop culture. This is a story of the foot soldiers hounded by merchants, cops, and politicians that want to persecute the youth who risk their lives to express their disdain for a world going wrong for them. It becomes more of a spirit of being within a world hard to understand. Graffiti is more of a civil rebellion to be accepted into society. People want to be remembered and living in the streets is not a sure way to have a healthy life, graffiti gives them a bit of immortality in many ways on the walls of the city that never gave them a break.
Through interviews and guerrilla footage of graffiti writers in action on five continents, Bomb It tells the story of graffiti from its origins in prehistoric cave paintings thru its notorious explosion in New York City during the 70’s and 80’s, then follows the flames as they paint the globe. The film was shot all in cities all over the globe, including Los Angeles, Berlin, Cape Town, São Paulo, and Tokyo, and features old school legends and current favorites such as Taki 183, Cornbread, Stay High 149, T-Kid, Cope 2, Zephyr, Revs, Os Gemeos, KET, Chino, Shepard Fairey, Revok, and Mear One.