Arab Rap (Feature) + I Want to Be a Desi 2 (Short)
Date: Friday, April 13, 2012
Time: 4:30 PM
4/13/2012 1:30:00 PM4/13/2012 1:30:00 PMAmerica/Los_AngelesArab Rap (Feature) + I Want to Be a Desi 2 (Short) At Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas 62190 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4S 2C6Website: https://reelworld.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=457025FalseMM/DD/YYYY
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Feature Film + Short
Numerous artists, three countries, and a single language – Arabic. With a single style – hip hop. From Casablanca to Aleppo, young voices are being heard. Their words are the fuel for their vehicle of choice: rap - a well-oiled machine comprised of a mixing console and sampled sounds. Their names include Malikah, Ashekman, Lil Zac and Don Bigg. Painting a clear-eyed portrait of the societies of their roots, these youths strive to bridge the gap between east and west, tradition and modernity, determined to be heard come what may.
I Want To Be a Desi 2
Used colloquially to mean South Asian immigrants and their descendants, carrying a subtext of inclusiveness and unity... This hard-hitting six-minute documentary asks the perennial questions: "What does a non-Desi have to do to become a Desi?" and "What does the word DESI mean to you?" For anyone who's ever danced Bhangra in his kurta while watching a Bollywood epic and devouring hot, spicy curry this film is for you!
- Bobby Del Rio, ReelWorld Programmer, Canadian Features