Hip-Hop, my release

Simon Rasing
22 minutes


Can rap be a way out of prison? Hip-Hop is often associated with drugs and violence and therefore seen by many as a way into prison, but Alma Negra, DJ Roky and New York, three inmates at Distrital prison in Bogota, Colombia, demonstrate the opposite. For two hours a day they are allowed to leave the courtyard to write and practice their music. 

Rap enables them to protest and share their experiences in life. This film tells their story and the impact Hip-Hop has on them.


Producer / Production company: 
Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, University of Manchester
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