Hip Hop is Bigger Than the Occupation
The Brecht Forum (451 West St., Manhattan)
$6-15 sliding scale
Q &A with M1 of Dead Prez, Mazzi of SOUL PURPOSE, Marcel Cartier, Saeed and others from the documentary.
Existence is Resistence presents a documentary about a ten- day journey of artists traveling through Palestine, teaching and performing Non Violent Resistance through the arts to children in refugee camps. 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.