Tuesday, October 1st at 7:00 pm
Lyrics Revolt (2011, 50 min), by Shannon Farhoud, Ashlene Ramadan, Melanie Fridgant and Rana Khaled Al Khatib – As pro-democracy revolutions spread through the Arab world, one sound in particular is echoing the hopes, dreams and frustrations of its people: hip hop. ‘Lyrics Revolt’ captures leading Arab artists who employ the sharp political edge of hip hop during this game-changing time for the MENA region and beyond. (Arabic and English, with English subtitles).
Afterwards we’ll have a Q&A discussion with the audience about hip hop in the Arab world. We will be joined by several board members of the DC Palestinian Film & Arts Festival.
*Suggested Donation: $10. Proceeds will support the DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival (DC-PFAF) and BloomBars. Free popcorn and refreshments provided.
The DC Palestinian Film & Arts Festival (DC-PFAF) is a volunteer-run project organized by the DC chapter of the US Palestinian Community Network (USPCN-DC) in Washington, DC to showcase the work of Palestinian filmmakers and artists. It is the first effort of its kind in DC to shine the spotlight solely on Palestinian filmmakers.
BloomScreen Indie Film Night – is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers and other experts.
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