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Human Rights/Social Justice
Masahiro Kobayashi Films
South Asian/Southeast Asian
In this light-hearted musical comedy with a message, a North African pop group called Rap Oriental uses music to triumph over the bigotry and violence in their housing project on the outskirts of Paris. The band and their devoted fans are pitted against religiously conservative elders who want to stop the music. The film features Khaled and Cheb Mami, two real-life stars of rai music--a combination of North African sounds and western-style rap. The pair offers a message with a beat as they rock, groove, and ultimately soothe their 'hood with their unique sound. In French with English subtitles.
Mahmoud Zemmouri---France/Belgium/Switzerland---1997---85 mins.
Release Date: 10/28/2008
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