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Still from Slingshot Hip Hop, showing Arapeyat: Nahwa Abed Al’al and Safaa Hathoot

Masāfāt Screening: Slingshot Hip Hop

2 Sep 2016

Slingshot Hip Hop braids together the stories of young Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank and inside Israel as they discover hip hop and employ it as a tool to surmount divisions imposed by occupation and poverty. From internal checkpoints and separation walls to gender norms and generational differences, this is the story of young people crossing the borders that separate them.

Features DAM (Tamer Nafar, Suhel Nafar, Mahmoud Jreri), Mahmoud Shalabi, PR (Mohammed Al Farra, Motaz Alhweihi, Mahmoud Fayad), Arapeyat (Nahwa Abed Al’al, Safaa Hathoot), Abeer Al Zinati, Ibrahim Abu Rahala and WEH (Alaa Bishara, Adi Krayem, Anan Kseem).

Slingshot HipHop, dir. Jackie Reem Salloum (New York), 83 mins 

Slingshot Hip Hop official trailer

Masāfāt Music Pass: attend all four Masāfāt music events for £40

Masāfāt is a two-part festival taking place in London and Cairo this September. The festival is designed to create an open-ended, international platform to foster artistic and professional exchange between independent artists and professionals across the Middle East, North Africa and the UK.

The ICA Cinemas are completely ad-free. Please note the feature will start following a selection of trailers and information relevant to the ICA programme. All films are 18+ unless otherwise stated

Please note that a three minute short film will be screened before the first main feature every evening. Part of a rotating selection that changes weekly, the films shown are currently on tour to various arts venues across the country as part of Playback

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