Hip Hop is Bigger Than The Occupation Film Screening @AJs Sunday

“Hip Hop is Bigger Than The Occupation” Film Screening at AJs Sunday

(Steve Furay, Common Breath Media, 7/2/2011)

 

This Sunday from 4-7pm, AJ’s Music Café (240 W. 9 Mile) will host a special film screening of “Hip Hop is Bigger Than The Occupation”, a documentary from Existence Is Resistance, along with music spun by 5E Gallery’s own DJ La Jedi, and hosted by locally beloved female emcee Invincible.

 

“Hip Hop is Bigger Than The Occupation” is a documentary about a ten day journey of artists traveling through Palestine, teaching and performing Non Violent 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 @ the Yafa Cultural Center in Nablus the group witnesses night raids, meet families of Shaheeds as well as young Palestinians who have been jailed, shot, humiliated, they come face to face with Daniel Luria in the heart of Jerusalem and confront him, they visit Hebron where there are roads for the Jews and Roads for the Arabs, the group visits Bi’lin where they get shot at and tear gassed and experience first-hand what it felt like living under occupation. Please come out and watch this emotional and educational journey. All proceeds are donated 100% towards the next tour (2011).

This event will be a benefit for 5E Gallery, Detroit’s premier community art space for hip hop culture, established in 2008 by DJ Sicari of the group 5 ELA. The gallery is located in Detroit and is reaching out to different communities in support for its upcoming youth programming, including a multimedia development course that will help develop young entrepreneurs in the city.

 

This event will be a benefit for 5E Gallery, Detroit’s premier community art space for hip hop culture, established in 2008 by DJ Sicari of the group 5 ELA. The gallery is located in Detroit and is reaching out to different communities in support for its upcoming youth programming, including a multimedia development course that will help develop young entrepreneurs in the city.

 

See TRAILER HERE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGvP0OREI2E

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