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WORDS FROM THE CITY

Australia, 2007 (MIFF 2007, Backbeat)

Director: Natasha Gadd and Rhys Graham

WORDS FROM THE CITY

“Australians all let us recoil, for we have no idea. We go to war for wealth and oil, our home is girt by fear.” - TZU Words from the City explores the evolving Australian hip hop scene through intimate observations by some of the nation's most progressive and compelling artists, including the Hilltop Hoods, Downsyde, Koolism, Bliss n Eso, MC Trey, TZU and Wire. Across one long, hot summer, we follow these MCs as they step into a verbal battleground to express their personal, political and creative voices, and cement their position as the vanguard of Australian hip hop. With local-flavoured hip hop maturing into a cultural force that does deserve the hype, this smart and beautifully photographed documentary taps the street-level power of today's scene. Join us for the Official After Party .

Check out the Talking Picture Session - Music on Screen

D/S Natasha Gadd, Rhys Graham P Philippa Campey Dist Madman TD digibeta/2007/90mins

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