Date: December 8, 2011
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: San Jose Peace and Justice Center, 48 S. 7th St.
Summary: “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. 83 minutes. Arabic, English and Hebrew. Subtitles in English.
Sponsored by the San Jose Peace and Justice Center and co-sponsored by the Arabic Program at SJSU, Department of World Languages and Literature at SJSU, and Silicon Valley Middle East Studies Consortium. Endorsed by MAIZ, Culture & Conflict Forum, Justice For Palestinians, and SV DeBug.