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Showing 1 - 7 of 7 titles with a criteria of Subject is Hip Hop and Rap

Fonko - Episode 2: Francophone West Africa

Francophone West Africa is bound together by the French language and a common currency, but also by traditions and languages from the vast empires that dominated the region long before colonialism.

First Hand Films | 2014 | 52 minutes

Libende Boyz

Since October 2014, in Beni (North Kivu), people live in fear in this area of Democratic Republic of Congo. In this hectic and chaotic context, a group of young rappers and musicians dream about glory and success.

Sudu Connexion | 2021 | 46 minutes

Nobody Knows My Name 

Tells the story of women who are connected by their love for hip-hop music.

Women Make Movies | 1999 | 58 minutes

The Posse

Rap group in Sao Paulo, Brazil, expresses social problems.

Bullfrog Films | 2000 | 24 minutes

Say My Name

In a hip hop and R&B world dominated by men and noted for misogyny, the unstoppable female lyricists of SAY MY NAME speak candidly about class, race, and gender in pursuing their passions as female MCs.

Women Make Movies | 2009 | 73 minutes

United States of Africa

African hip hop pioneer Didier Awadi's quest to craft an album that pays tribute to the great black revolutionary leaders who struggled for an independent, united Africa.

National Film Board of Canada | 2011 | 48 minutes


Ian Willey is a young committed and beloved teacher, who spends his life encouraging his middle school students in Harlem to pursue their dreams. They in turn inspire him to follow his--becoming a professional hip hop artist.

MediaStorm | 2011 | 18 minutes