Slingshot Hip Hop

by Jacqueline Reem Salloum

Palestine, 2008

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Slingshot Hip Hop documents the emergence and evolution of Palestinian Hip Hop, weaving together the narratives of resilient young artists navigating life in Gaza, the West Bank, and Palestine 48. As they delve into the world of Hip Hop and harness its power as a transformative tool, overcoming the barriers imposed by occupation and poverty.

about the director

Jacqueline Reem Salloum is an artist and filmmaker of Palestinian and Syrian descent. Her multi-media based artwork focuses on documenting histories and memories of people, including her family, that have been fragmented by displacement and exile. Next to Slingshot Hip Hop, she directed experimental films like Planet of the Arabs, both screening at the Sundance Film Festival. As Artist in Residence at her alma mater, New York University, Salloum taught the class, Memory Metamorphosis. Her art and video work have been exhibited in solo and group shows in the US and internationally including, Mori Art Museum, Japan; Reina Sofia, Spain; Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Palazzo Papesse Centre for Contemporary Art, Sienna, Italy, Wallspace Gallery, New York and Void Gallery, Ireland. Salloums award winning feature documentary Slingshot Hip Hop premiered at the Sundance film festival in 2008.