Debke on the Moon, DAM’s new album is available at DAMRAP.COM
“The culture of hip hop and rap is at its most powerful and yet its most tender in Slingshot Hip Hop” – Chuck D, Public Enemy
“Engaging look at a fascinating Arab subculture” – Variety
“Profoundly uplifting… It’s a refreshing take on the conflict” – NOW Toronto
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SLINGSHOT HIP HOP Awards:
“Documentary Competition” Sundance Film Festival 2008
Top 3 Finalist for the IDFA- “DOC U” Competition, Amsterdam
“Audience Award: Best Documentary“ Films de Femmes, France
“Audience Award: Best Film“ DOX BOX Film Festival, Syria
“Best Director” Beirut International Film festival, Lebanon
“Audience Award: Best Film“ Beirut International Film festival, Lebanon
“Jury Prize” Festival Cinéma et Politique de Tours, Paris, France
“Audience Award: Best Film“ Arabian Sights/Washington DC International Film Festival
“Silver Hanoman Prize” JAFF film festival, Indonesia
“Best Mediterranean Film” Granada Festival Cine del Sur, Spain
“Audience Award: Best Documentary” Cairo Refugee Film Festival, Egypt
“Audience Award: Best Film” Cairo Refugee Film Festival, Egypt
“Most Anticipated Film” Cairo Refugee Film Festival, Egypt
“Audience Award: Best Film“ Toronto Palestine Film Festival, Canada
“The Festival des Libertés Award” Festival des Libertés festival in Brussels, Belgium
“Aloha Accolade Winner” Honolulu Film Festival, Hawaii
Slingshot Hip Hop had its NY premiere on April 5th and 6th at the 2008 New Directors/New Films festival. It was presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art. We had a great time and the crowd was awesome and both screenings were sold out! Abeer was there along with many of the people who worked on the film.
Check out the March issue of VIBE magazine!
Article on Slingshot Hip Hop by Harry Allen
Palestinian Hip Hop made it’s big screen debut at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. DAM, Abeer and Mohammed Al-Farra (of Palestinian Rapperz) flew out to attend the festival and spoke at the end of all six of the sold out screenings. The emcees rocked a number of live shows during the week, energizing the crowd on every occasion. Click here to see some of the photos from the week:
We were also lucky to collaborate with the multi-talented NY based crew, Graffiti Research Lab, throughout the week. They’ve posted a video recap of Sundance exploits at their site:
Despite our best efforts, three of our featured emcees – Mahmoud Shalabi from Akka, Kan’aan, and Mezo from Gaza – were denied visas by the US embassy in Israel and could not join us at Sundance. They were sorely missed.