Hip-Hop, My Release

Hip-hop is often associated with drugs and violence and therefore seen by many as a way into prison, but Alma Negra, DJ Roky and New York, three inmates at Distrital prison in Bogota, Colombia, demonstrate the opposite. For two hours a day they are allowed to leave the courtyard to write and practice their music. Rap enables them to protest and share their experiences in life. This film tells their story and the impact hip-hop has on them.

Simon Rasing

Simon Rasing is an ethnographic researcher and filmmaker from Utrecht, Netherlands. He attained an MA in Visual Anthropology from the Granada Centre, University of Manchester, and a BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Utrecht. He has made two documentary films: “”Addiction – A Fiction”” and “”Hip-Hop, My Release””.