The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: USA, FRANCE
Language: English, French, German, Hebrew, Wolof, Spanish, Arabic
Run Time: 87 minutes
We all know hip-hop has established itself as an iconic, revolutionary subculture of America, giving voice to the persecuted and unheard throughout the past decades. But few know of the global resonance it has achieved across seas, becoming a universal musical language of protest for countless marginalized people. Familiarize yourself with this stimulating phenomenon through THE FURIOUS FORCE OF RHYMES, an examination of the various forms of hip-hop music and philosophy discovered over six countries—the United States, France, Germany, Israel, Palestine, and Senegal. Witness the versatility of such an art form and recognize the similar lyrics of oppression from societies that are dealing with the same violence, racism, and political turmoil present in America, most of which is profoundly more extreme than anything found on our streets. Israeli Jews, ostracized French Arabs, East German skinhead punks and West African feminists comprise this fascinating group of zealous rappers, determined to tell their stories through the resounding sensation of hip-hop music. (In English, French, German, Hebrew, Wolof, Spanish, and Arabic with subtitles) – M.M.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 2:15 PM
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 8:10 PM
Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Nesnadny + Schwartz Documentary Film Competition
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
Joshua Atesh Litle
"Ever Since the World Ended" (2001), THE FURIOUS FORCE OF RHYMES (2010)
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
François Cluzet, Omar Sy