Nov 21 2019

Nadi Al-Cinema (Film Series): Slingshot Hip Hop

An Arab American Cultural Center Event

November 21, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Arab American Cultural Center, Stevenson Hall 111


Chicago, IL 60612

Fourth Film in our Nadi Al-Cinema (Film Series) focused on Music Across the Arab World.

Film: Slingshot Hip Hop (2008), Director: Jacqueline Reem Salloum

About Film: Slingshot Hip Hop braids together the stories of young Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank and inside Israel as they discover Hip Hop and employ it as a tool to surmount divisions imposed by occupation and poverty. From internal checkpoints and Separation Walls to gender norms and generational differences, this is the story of young people crossing the borders that separate them.

The Film won several awards including: “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...

Notes: Popcorn and Refreshments will be served. Event held at ArabAmCC in 111 Stevenson Hall. Location is wheelchair accessible. For other accessibility needs, please contact the Center 5 days in advance.

Film is co-sponsored by the Chicago Palestine Film Festival.


Arab American Cultural Center


Arab American Cultural Center

Date posted

Oct 30, 2019

Date updated

Oct 30, 2019