Slingshot Hip Hop (Palestine, 2008)

Directed by Jackie Reem Salloum

Synopsis: Slingshot Hip Hop braids together the stories of young Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank and inside Israel as they discover Hip Hop and employ it as a tool to surmount divisions imposed by occupation and poverty. 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.

Languages: Arabic, English, Hebrew (Subtitled)

Cast: DAM, Palestinian Rapperz, Abeer, Arapeyat, Mahmoud Shalabi

Awards:

“Jury Prize” Festival Cinéma et Politique de Tours, Paris, France
“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 Documentary“ Films de Femmes, France
“Audience Award: Best Film“ DOX BOX Film Festival, Syria
“Audience Award: Best Film“ Beirut International Film festival, Lebanon
“Best Director” Beirut International Film festival, Lebanon
“The Festival des Libertés Award” Festival des Libertés festival in Brussels, Belgium
“Audience Award: Best Film“ Arabian Sights Film Festival/Washington DCInternational Film Festival
“Audience Award: Best Film“ Toronto Palestine Film Festival
Top 3 Finalist for the IDFA- “DOC U” Competition
Nominated for the Sundance Film Festival 2008 – “Documentary Competition”

www.slingshothiphop.com

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