Kolumbie, 2013, 22 min
Can rap be a way out of the prison?
Hip Hop is often associated with drugs and violence and therefore seen by many as a way into prison, but Alma Negra, DJ Roky and New York, three inmates at Distrial prison in Bogota, Colombia, demonstrate the opposite. For two hours a day they are allowed to leave the courtyard to write and practice their music. Rap enables them to protest and share their experiences in life. This film tells their story and the impact Hip Hop has on them.
Simon is an ethnographic researcher and filmmaker from Utrecht, Netherlands. He attained an MA in Visual Anthropology from the Granada Centre, University of Mancester and BA in Cultural Anthropology from teh University of Utrecht. During his MA degree he has made two documentary. The latter was an ethnographic film project carried out over the summer and autumn in Bogota, Colombia.
dialogues: Spanish, subtitles: English, Czech
Production, director, camera: Simon Rasing