Broken Song Screening and Q&A – 7.30pm, 4th February, Twisted Pepper, €5 Admission.
Broken Song is a fascinating documentary on the Rap scene in Ballymun, directed by Claire Dix that was released late last year. If you missed it, here’s a chance to catch up, with a screening and also an interview with the director – Claire Dix. Here’s a short excerpt from our interview with Claire last year.
What made you want to film about the Irish rap scene, is it something you were always interested in, or something you stumbled upon?
I was working with DCTV (Dublin Coummunity TV) in 2010 on a programme about community arts in Dublin. I met Dean Scurry – the lads’ manager in the film – while making this programme. He introduced me to GI and Costello. I had very little knowledge of the Irish hip hop before I met them but after hearing them, the power in their lyrics and in how they rapped I know I wanted to find out more.
Director Claire Dix and members of the cast will participate in a post-show discussion. Broken Song is a documentary film about music, redemption and the struggle to find and articulate meaning in an often chaotic world. Broken Song premiered at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in 2013 where it won the Audience Award and the Dublin Critics Circle ‘Discovery’ Award.
GI, Costello and Willa Lee are street poets, hip-hop artists, rappers and song-writers from North Dublin. Through their words they have found a way to diffuse their frustration with the chaos that surrounds them and to inspire others to master forms of self-expression which nurture creativity rather than anger. In the end, the place where they live and their words are one and the same, constantly in flux, full of darkness and light.
This screening is being put on by After Silence, a group that aims to promote Mental Health awareness and discussion, using music to start the conversation. After Silence believes that music plays an important role in all of our lives to help give a voice to topics that can sometimes be difficult to speak about on a talking level. Through this expression people can share their experiences and listen to those of others and can start asking questions, not just about the music, but about these broader issues and learning from each other.
Short Event Summary: After Silence presents a screening of award winning Irish documentary Broken Song a film about hip-hop and the power of creativity. Screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Claire Dix and members of the cast.
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