Resistencia: Hip Hop in Colombia


Format: PAL/NTSC Beta-Sp/ VHS
Directed By: Tom Feiling
Produced By: Tom Feiling
Released : 2002
Duration: 52 min

Resistencia is a radical and thought-provoking exploration of how young Colombians feel about the crisis afflicting their country. The film follows a summer in the lives of some of Colombia’s finest rappers, DJs and breakdancers. The film is a good introduction for anyone interested in Colombias long-running civil war, as seen through the eyes of those directly affected by it. It also gives an intimate insight into life in the barrios of a very volatile country, and how traditional Latino music is losing out to rap music. Its style is youthful and entertaining, but also angry and enlightening.