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JDIFF 2013 (REEL ART): BROKEN SONG

Director: CLAIRE DIX

66 minutes, Ireland, DCP


‘People look at us and they see the stereotype: “they’re this, they’re that… they’re scumbags”. You’ve got to show them how good you are, you’ve got to whip out a tune that they couldn’t write in their dreams.’ Git

This documentary asks whether art and artistic expression can allow us to look beyond the facts of someone’s past and see into their soul. Git, Costello and Willa Lee are street poets, hip-hop artists and songwriters from north Dublin. For these young men, self-expression in the form of poetry, rap and song has become a spiritual experience. Their aim is simply to articulate the chaos that surrounds them and to fight it with their words and voices alone. 

Claire Dix will attend the screening and will participate in a Q&A.

Screening as part of the Reel Art programme at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2013. Tickets for this event are only available to buy through JDIFF. Please telephone: 01 687 7974 or visit the website at www.jdiff.com

Other JDIFF screenings at the IFI in February are A Tribute to Kieran Hickey from the IFI Irish Film Archive and a Jem Cohen Retrospective (both IFI & JDIFF collaborations).

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