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Dark City Beneath the Beat
Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Thu, May 28, 2020 - Wed, Jun 24, 2020
Available until June 24
Take a deep dive into the legendary Baltimore club scene with local DJs, producers, dancers, artists and activists who combat state violence with community care, using breakbeats and fast footwork to change lives.
Film Info
Country Listing:Democratic Republic of the Congo
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Mike Ramsdell
Producer(s):Nadia Fazal
Mike Ramsdell
Mike Ramsdell
Caleb Kabanda
Executive Producer(s):Alyssa Newman
Editor(s):Mike Ramsdell
Cinematography:Daniel Ali
Composer:Steve Jablonsky


This short film is streaming with Dark City Beneath the Beat.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the prevailing media narrative is the brutal toll of war, conflict and poverty. Three Congolese artists, driven by the desire to reclaim their history, present an alternative perspective in this collaborative documentary, which illustrates the power of art as a conduit for change. Eileen Arandiga

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