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.
Featuring: DAM, PR, Abeer AlZinaty, Mahmoud Shalabi, Arapeyat, WE7, Ibrahim
For more info: slingshothiphop.com
A song written by the Palestinian Hip Hop group, DAM, that tackles the issue of "honor killing".
A UN Women sponsored music video that is being used as part of a "No Violence Against Women" campaign in schools in the Middle East.
DAM featuring AMAL MURKUS
Directed by JACQUELINE REEM SALLOUM and SUHEL NAFAR
Produced by LAURA HAWA
Assistant Director ELI REZIK
Director of Photography ARI ISSLER
Editor ABDUL JABBAR MAKI
Lyrics written by DAM
Music produced & arranged by NABIL NAFAR
Mixed by SAQIB and NABIL NAFAR
Mastered by SAQIB DAMRAP.com
Planet of the Arabs is a experimental short on Hollywood’s negative depiction of Arabs and Muslims through the decades. Inspired by Dr. Jack Shaheen’s book “Reel Bad Arabs”, Planet was an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival, won the “Best Editing” award at the Cinematexas Film Festival, continues to screen at art exhibits and used in classrooms as an educational tool on stereotypes in the media.
From the book REEL BAD ARABS:
Out of 1000 films that have Arab & Muslim characters (from the year 1896 to 2000)
12 were positive depictions
52 were even handed
90O and so were negative