Beatbox Colombia
Filmfest 2006

They call themselves Ghetto’s Clan, Topomental or Operando. They are between 19 and 29 years old. Their passion is rap music. They write songs about the life and death that surrounds them. Their homes, the ghettos of Bogota and Cali, two of the largest cities of one of the most dangerous countries in the world, Columbia. Where two million people are on the run. Hostilities between deadly armed guerilla groups, drug mafia and goverment powers have moulded life in Columbia for more than five decades. Murder is commonplace. Despite everything, these musicians cling to hope and this they express through their music. Some of the footage they shot themselves.

tags: Documentary


Director: Dirk Lienig