Slingshot Hip Hop (2008)
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A new generation slings rhymes instead of rocks as Palestinian rappers form alternative voices of resistance within the Israeli-Palestinian struggle. Interweaving multiple stories of young Palestinians in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank, filmmaker Jackie Reem Salloum spotlights a vibrant hip-hop scene as emerging artists discover rap and employ it as a means to surmount age-old schisms deepened by occupation and poverty.Tamer, Mahmoud and Suhell are the charismatic artists of DAM, the first
Jan 1, 2008 Wide
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Music-themed fests and Mideast programmers should make room on their playlists.
Profiles of Palestinian hip hop groups who are using their music as a creative protest against the injustices heaped upon them by the Israeli occupation.
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