Slingshot Hip Hop & Dam: Film and Concert

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Date: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009
Time: 7:00 p.m. (film starts at 7:30 p.m.; DAM Show starts at 9:30 p.m.)
Place: The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg
Admission: $8.00
Advance Tickets: University of Winnipeg Info Booth, University of Manitoba Answers Kiosk, Music Trader, Urban Bakery

Slingshot Hip Hop weaves 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.

(PALESTINE/U.S. | 2008 | 83′ min | DigiBeta, Betasp or HDCAM | Color | Arabic, English & Hebrew | Subtitles available in English, Arabic, French)

More information about Slingshot Hip Hop.

dam DAM is the first and leading Palestinian rap group. Performing since the late 1990s, the group’s music is a fusion of East and West, combining Arabic percussion rythyms, Middle Eastern melodies and urban Hip Hop. DAM’s lyrics are influenced by the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict as well as by the Palestinian struggle for equality.

More information about DAM.


  • Canada-Palestine Support Network Winnipeg (CANPALNET)
  • CKUW 95.9 FM Radio
  • Independent Jewish Voices
  • Peace Alliance Winnipeg
  • University of Manitoba Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture
  • University of Manitoba Department of English, Film and Theatre
  • University of Manitoba Department of Labour Studies
  • University of Manitoba Department of Philosophy
  • University of Manitoba Students’ Union
  • University of Winnipeg Students’ Association – Freestyle

More information:
Email Sate or call Liz at (204) 887-4851 for further information.

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