Somos Lengua / Speaking Tongues

Somos Lengua / Speaking Tongues NM Premiere

Mexico, 2016, Run Time: 50 Minutes, Genre: Documentary

Date

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Showtime

6:00 PM

In various Mexican cities, the art of rap is practiced by a large number of youths who are completely committed to it—they live for rap and they are nourished by it. Who are these Mexican rappers? What do they find in that culture that society at large cannot offer to them? How have they been transformed through the intense relation they establish with words, with their own tongues, and with language? And, finally, how does this help them to survive in a country which offers no alternatives?


En distintas ciudades de México, una gran cantidad de jóvenes practican y se han entregado al arte del rap. Viven para el rap y de él se nutren. ¿Quiénes son los/las rappers en México? ¿Qué encuentran en esa cultura que la “sociedad” no les ofrece? ¿Cómo es que su intensa relación con las palabras y la lengua los ha transformado y los ayuda a sobrevivir en un país que no les ofrece oportunidades?

Producers Carlos Sosa Ortiz and Feli Dávalos from Mexico City will be present at the film and a Q&A after the film

In Partnership with LAII


**Don't miss the free After Party at Rio Bravo Brewing Company

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