Media Room

Alias

Screenings

Fri, Apr 26 7:00 PM
The Royal Cinema

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Sun, Apr 28 1:00 PM
Scotiabank 3

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Sat, May 4 8:45 PM
Scotiabank 4

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67 minutes | Canada  | English  | World Premiere | Rating: 14A


“Black people have been the first at being last for a very long time. So now we’re trying just to get even.” - Alkatraz

Street rap thrives in the Toronto neighborhoods of Regent Park, Don Mills, and Jane and Finch where the music and lyrics are the voice of power and protest of marginalized communities growing up in urban poverty. Michelle Latimer makes her feature doc debut with a powerfully cinematic, observational doc that captures the realities of five Toronto rappers trying to escape the hustle of drugs and danger through their music. Featuring rap artists and producers Alkatraz, Trench, Alias, Knia and Keon, the film digs deeper than the usual portrait of the rap world as glamour, guns and swagger. Intimate scenes reveal a layered, complex portrait of their lives and dreams of achievement, their families, violence and conflicts with the cops to show what it takes to survive on the hyper-masculine streets of the hustle in the T.Dot. Lynne Fernie

Screening with My Black Box

Co-Presented with Regent Park Film Festival


Media Coverage

Director(s)
Michelle Latimer

Producer(s)
Michelle Latimer
Nida Marji

Writer(s)
Michelle Latimer

Cinematographer(s)
Chris Romeike

Editor(s)
Kye Meechan

Composer(s)
Vikas Kohli
Alkatraz
Alias Don Million
Trench
Keon Love
Master Knia
Scrwg Scrilla

Sound
Jason Milligan

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