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‘Slingshot Hip Hop’ dir. Jackie Reem Salloum  83 mins.  Interwoven stories of young Palestinians as they discover HipHop and employ its tools of expression.

Shown at Haringey Independent Cinema Thursday 20th January 2011

West Learning Centre,West Green Road, London N15 3RB  £3

I was at 56a Infoshop and Chris gave me a book he had just been given by the author. It was ‘The Ramallah Lecture‘ written by Jakob Jakobsen.  It’s a diary of a visit to Palestine that he made in 2008. One of the chapters is on his visit to the premiere of ‘Slingshot Hip Hop’ in the Ramallah Cultural Palace. Its a really evocative account of this huge event with local rappers and people who feature in the film giving live performances… rapping in Arabic.

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