The Hip Hop Project


1h 30m 2006

Brief Synopsis

A group of New York City teenagers transform their life stories into powerful works of art, using hip hop as a vehicle for self-development. The documentary traces the evolution of this award-winning outreach program created by Kazi, a formerly homeless teenager turned youth mentor. With the goal of

Film Details

Also Known As
Hip Hop Project, Hip-Hop Project, The, Word.Life, Word.Life: The Hip Hop Project, Word.Life: The Hip-Hop Project
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Documentary
Music
Teens
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
ThinkFilm

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

A group of New York City teenagers transform their life stories into powerful works of art, using hip hop as a vehicle for self-development. The documentary traces the evolution of this award-winning outreach program created by Kazi, a formerly homeless teenager turned youth mentor. With the goal of developing a principled group of young artists, Kazi creates a safe environment in which he challenges young people to express themselves freely and write music about the real issues affecting their lives. It's an intimate look at the lives of Kazi and two of his students, Princess and Canon, as they strive to overcome daunting life obstacles to produce a collaborative album.

Film Details

Also Known As
Hip Hop Project, Hip-Hop Project, The, Word.Life, Word.Life: The Hip Hop Project, Word.Life: The Hip-Hop Project
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Documentary
Music
Teens
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
ThinkFilm

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Discovery) April 25-May 7, 2006.)

Released in United States on Video January 5, 2010

Released in United States Spring May 11, 2007

Winner of the Audience Award at the 2006 Urbanworld VIBE Film Festival.

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States June 2006

Released in United States on Video January 5, 2010

Released in United States Spring May 11, 2007

Shown at SILVERDOCS:AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (Music Documentaries) June 13-18, 2006.

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Discovery) April 25-May 7, 2006.

Shown at Urbanworld VIBE Film Festival June 21-25, 2006.

Released in United States June 2006 (Shown at SILVERDOCS:AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (Music Documentaries) June 13-18, 2006. )

Released in United States June 2006 (Shown at Urbanworld VIBE Film Festival June 21-25, 2006.)