Here’s some trailers of some films we at Yaheard.com think are worth checking out!
The Get Down
Told through the lives and music of a ragtag crew of South Bronx teens, The Get Down is a mythic saga of the transformation of 1970s New York City. The Get Down is not actually a film but A TV series produced for Netflix.
What does life look like when “rapper” is your job description?
This documentary feature pulls back the curtain on the world of ‘working class’ rappers. The film spotlights independent artists struggling to find a balance between making a living and pursuing their art alongside the never-ending saga of age and relevance. Weaved together through a series of 30 plus interviews that are devoid of the ego so common in the business of music, especially hip-hop, the film traverses the country (USA) to explore the myths and misconceptions of life as a full-time rapper. Adult Rappers. A documentary stuck on the realness.
Estilo Hip Hop
Estilo Hip Hop is a feature length documentary that chronicles the lives of Eli Efi, Guerrillero Okulto, and Magia, three hip hop activists from Brazil, Chile, and Cuba who firmly believe that hip hop can change the world. As we delve into their lives, we learn of three inspirational leaders responsible for mobilizing young people to become politically active. However, the personal issues affecting the three protagonists prove to be as overwhelming as the challenges posed by their political work. As the stakes assume a greater risk, Eli Efi, Guerrillero, and Magia make life-altering decisions that ultimately impact the course of their lives and that of the hip hop movement.
Wall Writers – Graffiti In It’s Innocence
Wall Writers is a feature-length a documentary on graffiti in its innocence, focusing on the legendary writers of 1967 – 1972. Narrated by John Waters, Wall Writers tells the story of a time when underprivileged city kids refused to keep lurking in the shadows, when the streets were so wild that fame and infamy became indistinct, when art became a democracy and self-promotion became an art. The film uncovers the origins of wall writing in New York City and Philadelphia and features unprecedented access and exclusive interviews with graffiti legends such as TAKI 183, CORNBREAD, KOOL KLEPTO KIDD, TAKI 183, PHIL T GREEK, GREG 69, and many others. Testimonies from journalists, historians and politicians who bore witness to the wall-writing revolution along with interviews are coupled with rare photographs and archival footage from the late 1960s and early 1970s, most of which have never been seen before.