Hip Hop is Bigger than the Occupation
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 6:30pm
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Lohrfink Auditorium 37th and O St., N.W., Washington
Hip Hop is Bigger than the Occupation is a documentary about a ten day journey of artists traveling through Palestine, teaching and performing nonviolent resistance through the arts. The tour included M1 of Dead Prez, Shadia Mansour, Marcel Cartier, Mazzi of Soul Purpose, DJ Vega Benetton, Lowkey, Jody McIntyre and Trinidad, Brandon and Lavie from the South West Youth Collaborative/University of Hip Hop Chicago.
Staying in the heart of Balata Refugee Camp at the Yafa Cultural Center in Nablus the group witnesses night raids, toured places like Hebron where there are roads for the Arabs and roads for the Jews, they meet families of shaheeds as well as young Palestinians who have been jailed, shot and humiliated. The group visits Bi?lin where they get shot at and tear gassed and experience first hand what it felt like living under occupation.
After the screening, there will be a panel discussion and Q&A with some of the artists and activists featured in the film including M1 of Dead Prez, Mazzi Behi of Soul Purpose, Marcel Cartier, Ayman El-Sayed and Harrabic Tubman.
This film is the third in the 'Voices of Palestine' Summer 2012 Film Series. The annual film series is hosted jointly by The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development and The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University. Films begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. All films are in English or have English subtitles. Attendance is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. This film will be screened at the Lohrfink Auditorium, Rafik B. Hariri Building, at Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets, NW, Washington, D.C. 20057. For more information, call The Jerusalem Fund at 202-338-1958 or email email@example.com
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