Manchester Film Screenings: Rampage (2006), Hip Hop, Mi Desahogo (2014)
Free film screenings at The Ruby Lounge this Thursday evening (June 16) from 6pm. Secure your ticket at EVENTBRITE.
See trailers below and read more information about both on the Eventbrite page. Here’s their blurb about the evening:
When communities are caught in the depths of conflict and oppression, and survival becomes part of everyday life, why do people continue to create? When arms and air raids, ceasefires and aid fail to bring an end to such situations, what can art offer and what can it change?
Join us for the second in a series of special film events celebrating the power of creativity to make change:
CREATE FILM FESTIVAL – HIP HOP
War zones and areas of conflict are not always immediately apparent. Many wars are wars of attrition, many conflicts are social. Oppression and cultural marginalisation take myriad forms.
From the bleak inner city ghettos of the USA, to the Favelas of Latin America, to the townships of Africa, Rap and Hip-Hop has become a global language of the oppressed and marginalised, a means of finding self-empowerment and actualisation through words and music. It is a form born out of conflict that has proven ideally suited to recording and commentating on that conflict.
Join us for this special evening of film, food, music and discussion, and explore the many ways in which hip hop is transforming the lives of people around the world. We are delighted that we will be joined by eminent Australian artist and filmmaker George Gittoes, for a special screening of his documentary, RAMPAGE.