Thanks to a lot of time spent researching and to a collaboration with someone as rich in ideas as Didier Awadi, this documentary succeeds as a fascinating portrait of African youth culture and the hip-hop movement that underlies it. Awadi’s work towards recovering the history of the culture is rendered completely coherent on screen thanks to precise and lively editing, the closeness and clarity of the camera work and the space given to the spoken word, which is at times sung, at times ranted and at times casual, but always has a view towards consciousness-raising and a spirit of openness. A skilful, militant and engaged work that examines Africa in a different way and elicits new answers which deserve to be heard.
Kim Nguyen’s Rebelle (War Witch) wins top award at the Tribeca Film Festival (ADDED: Jeff Barnaby‘s Rhymes for Young Ghouls wins Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award)
During tonight’s Tribeca Film Festival awards ceremony, which was held at the at the Conrad New York in New York, Kim Nguyen‘s Rebelle (War Witch) received the Founders Award for [...]