Winner Urbanworld Vibe, Zurich & Spaghetti Junction
Film Festivals – Audience Award
Winner Savannah, Harlem International, Heartland &
Turks and Caicos Film Festivals – Best Documentary
Synopsis: From Executive Producers Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah, The Hip Hop Project is the compelling story o Kazi, a formerly homeless teenager who inspired a group of New York City teens to transform their life stories into powerful works of art, using hip hop as a vehicle for self-development and personal discovery.
Kazi challenges these young people to write music about real issues affecting their lives as they strive to overcome daunting obstacles to produce a collaborative album. Russell Simmons, hip hop mogul and long-time supporter of the project, partners with Bruce Willis to donate a recording studio to the Hip Hop Project. After four years of collaboration, the group produces a powerful and thought-provoking CD filled with moving personal narratives and sharp social commentary. In contrast to all of the negative attention focused on hip hop and rap music, this is a story of hope, healing and the realization of dreams.
Watch the Trailer: http://www.hiphopproject.com/thehiphopproject.html