Price: $310.00

    Code: 2070

    Directed by Tom Feiling
    2002, color, 51 mins.
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    An unusual look at the current political and economic crisis in Colombia—including a decades-long civil war, a rampant drug trade, kidnapping for ransom, and financial scandal at the highest levels of the government—through the eyes of young Colombians, in particular the country's finest rap musicians, DJs and breakdancers. These young artist-activists turn out to be surprisingly articulate in their analysis of the nation's deteriorating situation and its role within a global economic system dominated by the U.S. They also provide rare insights into life in the poor barrios of this volatile country and how traditional Latin music has been surpassed in popularity by rap music. Resistencia is thus not only youthful and entertaining, it is also angry and enlightening.

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    Festivals & Awards

    * Best Music Film, Portobello Film Festival
    * Best Foreign Documentary, Urban World NYC Film Festival
    * Special Jury Prize, Bogota International Film Festival
    * Honorary Mention, Oakland Film Festival


    “This film will work very well in undergraduate courses on music and popular culture, especially when used in conjunction with additional readings to help frame questions about the politics of popular music in Latin American society.” – The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Inter-American Cultural History