SCREENING: 10 November 2018 at 18:00
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Dir. Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring, Christina Tsiobanelis, 2017, UK, 95 mins
LDN Premiere + Q&A with directors and Silvana
“Let’s smash patriarchy!” Swedish hip-hop artist Silvana Imam shouts through a megaphone, and hundreds of hands shoot into the air. Her raw raps are autobiographical and strongly focused on sexual identity, politics and her immigrant background – her father is from Syria, her mother from Lithuania. She describes herself as a lesbian, feminist and anti-racist punk rapper, and calls Sweden a disgusting country: a conservative nation bursting with xenophobia. We also see her perform at the Way Out West festival, where she makes fun of neo-Nazis: “Go kiss your fucking swastika!” Starting in 2014, the year of her breakthrough, the film reveals a young performer who is both arrogant and insecure, and documents her relationship with singer Beatrice Eli, another “power pussy” who makes music for and about women.
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