North x North Film Fest: We Up
7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29
Third Floor, Pass the Mic Exhibition
Forty years after hip-hop was born in the South Bronx, it's being re-imagined in fresh ways by young Indigenous artists of the North— from Athabascan villages in Alaska, to the capital city of Greenland, to reindeer-herding towns in northern Finland.
WE UP: Indigenous Hip-Hop of the Circumpolar North is a feature-length documentary film produced by the Anchorage Museum. It profiles the rising stars of Northern Indigenous hip-hop while exploring themes in their work which connect them across vast distances, such as: the challenges of decolonization, pride in self and traditional culture, deconstructing stereotypes, celebration of endangered Native languages, and spiritual connections to Northern homelands.
Following the film, Anchorage Museum Senior Curator of Alaska History & Indigenous Culture Aaron Leggett will do a Q&A. $5.
Documentary, 60 min, USA
Directed by David Holthouse
Produced by Anchorage Museum. 2018