Freedom Flicks presents Slingshot Hip Hop- Thrusday, August 21


Add to My Calendar Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:00am






From the stylings of Grand Master Flash to Public Enemy, Hip Hop has a long tradition of being used as a form a political speech and resistance. On Thursday August 21st the Bertha Justice Institute at the Center for Constitutional Rights invites you to join us for an exclusive screening of the award-winning documentary Slingshot Hip Hop .  Experience the story of a group of young Palestinians living in the Occupied Territories (Gaza, the West Bank, Jerusalem) and Israel, employing that tradition to traverse the cultural and political barriers that marginalize and divide them. Facebook event page here:

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
6:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Location: Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W 125 St.
About Freedom Flicks: Each month CCR hand-picks a new cutting-edge documentary. Slingshot Hip Hop is the second selection in our series. Screenings are free. After each screening, there will be talk back to share impressions on the film, discuss its themes, and build community.
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This Month’s Flick: Produced in 2008 and directed by Jackie Reem Salloum, Singshot Hip Hop spotlights the Palestinian Hip Hop movement and its use of music and media to breakdown physical, social and geographical walls. The film highlights the geopolitical history of the region, reveals the difficult conditions facing many Palestinians living within Israel and under Israeli occupation, and offers a platform through Hip Hop expression for forging identity, fermenting resistance and building common ground in the face of political upheaval. From internal checkpoints and Separation Walls to gender norms and generational differences, this is the story of young people crossing the borders that separate them.  Check out the trailer.
“Documentary Competition” Sundance Film Festival 2008
Top 3 Finalist for the IDFA- “DOC U” Competition, Amsterdam
“Audience Award: Best Documentary“ Films de Femmes, France
“Audience Award: Best Film“ DOX BOX Film Festival, Syria
“Best Director”
 Beirut International Film festival, Lebanon
“Audience Award: Best Film“ Beirut International Film festival, Lebanon
“Jury Prize” Festival Cinéma et Politique de Tours, Paris, France
“Audience Award: Best Film“ Arabian Sights/Washington DC International Film Festival
“Silver Hanoman Prize” 
JAFF film festival, Indonesia
“Best Mediterranean Film” Granada Festival Cine del Sur, Spain
“Audience Award: Best Documentary” Cairo Refugee Film Festival, Egypt
“Audience Award: Best Film” Cairo Refugee Film Festival, Egypt
“Most Anticipated Film” Cairo Refugee Film Festival, Egypt
“Audience Award: Best Film“ Toronto Palestine Film Festival, Canada
“The Festival des Libertés Award” Festival des Libertés festival in Brussels, Belgium
“Aloha Accolade Winner” Honolulu Film Festival, Hawaii

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August 13, 2014